BONUS: Soleimani's Iran When Qassem Soleimani was assassinated by the United States on January 3rd, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander suddenly became a household name. But in Iran, he's been a potent symbol for decades, shaping conflicts in the region and with the U.S. In this bonus episode of NPR's history podcast Throughline, the origins of the shadow commander and the complicated legacy of what he means to Iran.
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BONUS: Soleimani's Iran

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BONUS: Soleimani's Iran

BONUS: Soleimani's Iran

BONUS: Soleimani's Iran

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When Qassem Soleimani was assassinated by the United States on January 3rd, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander suddenly became a household name. But in Iran, he's been a potent symbol for decades, shaping conflicts in the region and with the U.S. In this bonus episode of NPR's history podcast Throughline, the origins of the shadow commander and the complicated legacy of what he means to Iran.