By Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE/RL
While many Iranians remain undecided about who they will vote for in the June 14 presidential election, one of the country’s most powerful military commanders has apparently made up his mind.
Iranian Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force
Last week, Ayatollah Yahya Jafari, who is Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s representative in Kerman and Kerman’s Friday Prayer leader, said during a meeting with one of the eight presidential candidates that the candidate had already earned the vote of the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps‘ (IRGC) Quds force, Qassem Soleimani.
Jafari told the former IRGC air-force commander and ex-Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf that Soleimani would vote for him, before echoing the sentiment himself.
„One night I was with Haj Qassem Soleimani and I asked him, ‚Who will you vote for?‘ Haj Qassem Suleimani said, ‚Qalibaf.‘ I also said I would vote for Qalibaf,“ Jafari said. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags