An Iranian general and Commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, who is prohibited from leaving the country due to UN sanctions, secretly flew to Moscow for a number of meetings, as reported by Fox News, citing sources in US intelligence. The channel has repeatedly reported about Soleimani’s visits to Russia.
According to the news outlet, the general arrived in Moscow on February 14 at 12:13 through terminal A of Vnukovo airport via Mahan Air flight WD084.
It is noted that the visit will last a few days, during which the general plans "to express his dissatisfaction with Russia's relations with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, especially in respect to arms deals and the strengthening of economic ties."
At the same time,no official confirmation of this information has been received from the CIA or from the White House.
Fox News reported on Soleimani’s previous visits to Moscow in April 2016 and July 2015 (then, it was reported that he had allegedly met with the President of Russia). Both Iranian authorities and the Kremlin denied this information.