The new Iranian ambassador to Iraq worked as an IRGC envoy.

The US government designated the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organisation after it murdered over 600 military members.

The Islamic Republic of Iran announced on Monday the appointment of Mohammad Kazem Al-e Sadeq as its new top envoy to Iraq, who formerly counselled the sanctioned Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander and departing ambassador Iraj Masjedi.

The BBC reporter Kian Sharifi tweeted on Monday: “Iran has named Mohammad Kazem Al-e Sadeq as its new ambassador to Iraq. Al-e Sadeq is an advisor to outgoing envoy Iraj Masjedi, a former IRGC commander who has been under US sanctions since Oct 2020.”

The US government has classified the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization because it carried out the murders of over 600 military personnel, according to US defense officials.

Kurdistan 24 reported on Monday that Al-e Sadeq will be confirmed as the new ambassador “soon.” Outgoing Ambassador Masjedi has been the Iranian regime’s ambassador to Iraq since 2017. Masjedi was an adviser to the US-designated terrorist and IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated by a US drone strike in Baghdad in January 2020.

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