Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Enigmatic Iranian general vows to stay a soldier amid election talk

September 16, 2016

Narges Bajoghli, international and public affairs researcher, comments on the appeal of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. The commander "appeals to multiple sides," said Bajoghli, who has specialized on Iran's Guards. There's a cult of personality surrounding him, she said, that's "wrapped up in nationalism and masculinity."

Enigmatic Iranian general vows to stay a soldier amid election talk (comments by Narges Bajoghli) – Chicago Tribune