Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa

Faces of Iran

Major General Qassem Soleimani

General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds (Jerusalem) Force,has played an active role in many conflicts in the Middle East, especially in the Levant, while generally trying to maintain a low profile. His methods have been a blend of military intervention through ideological proxies and hard-nosed strategic diplomacy.