Controversial General Appointed as Iranian Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee.

Iran has reportedly appointed General Irij Masjidi as its new ambassador to Baghdad,┬áreplacing Hassan Dana’i Fer [Danaeifar].

According to some sources, General Masjidi was previously a senior advisor to Qassim Sulaimani, Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC).

Al Arabiya quotes Saudi minister of state for the Gulf region Thamer Al-Sabhan — a former Saudi ambassador to Iraq — as condemning the decision, saying: “Iran appoints a war criminal and (one of the) world’s wanted men as its envoy in Iraq.

There has been no official confirmation of the appointment from either side.

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One Response to Controversial General Appointed as Iranian Ambassador to Iraq

  1. Mycroft 18th January 2017 at 09:28 #

    Major General Qassim al-Sulaimani is not the commander of the IRGC – he is the commander of al-Quds Force, the expeditionary arm of the IRGC.

    Major General Muhammad Ali Jafari is the IRGC commander.