A senior commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) revealed that sensitive information during a closed meeting in the Iranian Parliament on January 5, according to Iranian MP Gholam Ali Jafarzadeh. This possibility is now being investigated by Iranian authorities.
Gholam Ali went on to reveal that Soleimani, who was killed in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, had survived at least three assassination attempts on Iranian soil. Many of the perpetrators were arrested.
“One of the attempts was by People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK),” the RT TV quoted the Iranian member of parliament as saying.
Director of the IRGC Intelligence Service revealed last October that an “Israeli-Arabic” master-plan to assassinate Maj. Gen. Soleimani in his hometown in Iran was foiled.
A day earlier, a spokesman for the Iraqi Armed Forces told Sputnik that Iraqi authorities have launched an investigation into the assassination of the Iranian commander. The spokesman said that the crew of the plane that carried Soleimani to Baghdad and workers in the city’s airport are being questioned.
Soleimani along with other Iranian and Iraqi commanders were killed on January 3. Several U.S. airstrikes destroyed two vehicles, which were carrying the commanders, near the Baghdad international airport.
The Iranian commander arrived in the Iraqi capital aboard a commercial flight of the Cham Wings, a Syrian private carrier, according to several sources.
As for now, it remains unclear how the U.S. was able to track Soleimani.