Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani is the world’s best strategist in the field of defense and security, according to Foreign Policy’s 10th annual special edition of Global Thinkers.
Foreign Policy recently published its 10th annual special edition of Global Thinkers with 10 categories of 10 people each.
It placed General Soleimani on top of the list of the most influential people in the defense and security sector, followed by German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen.
The magazine wrote, “Qassem Soleimani has led Iran’s military efforts for two decades now, but his role has never been larger than it is today. Soleimani’s fingerprints are everywhere that Iran is active.”
He has also become the public face of Iran’s response to the US President Donald Trump’s threats. “We are near you, where you can’t even imagine,” General Soleimani warned in July 2018. “We are ready.”
Earlier in mid-September, Armenian member of the Iranian Parliament Karen Khanlari lauded General Soleimani for his efforts in fighting against the terrorist groups and saving the lives of the Armenian and Assyrian people in Syria.
“I should thank General Qassem Soleimeni and other military forces who are present in Syria at the demand of the country’s government to establish security. They could keep away the Syrian Armenians and Assyrians in many conditions from massacre and serious harms,” Khanlari said.
He added that the Armenians mostly live in Aleppo region in Syria which was occupied by the ISIL and al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) and they were under high pressures and many of them were killed by the terrorists, noting that in several cases, the Iranian military advisors in Syria have saved them from the danger of death posed by the terrorists.