The Iranian news Agency Fars reported on December 16 about the visit to Moscow the commander of the elite special forces «al-Quds» of Qasem Soleimani.
According to the Agency, major General Soleimani visited Russia last week with a three-day visit. He met with Vladimir Putin and senior Russian military.
The Agency reports that during the meeting they discussed recent developments in Syria, as well as continued discussion of issues raised during the meeting of Putin and the spiritual leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, held in Tehran in late November.
The Iranian news Agency, citing unofficial sources, writes that Vladimir Putin has called the Iranian General «my friend».
The Agency Fars reports that tried to receive official comments in the Islamic revolutionary guards Corps (IRGC). However, there is information about the visit of Qassem Soleimani in Moscow has denied.
Note that in August this year, international media reported that Qassem Soleimani, who heads an elite special forces unit composed of the IRGC, visited Moscow in July, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was noted that the General arrived in the Russian capital despite UN security Council resolution banning him from leaving Iran. But the Kremlin denied this information.