The Judiciary has stepped up efforts to prosecute the Americans who ordered and perpetrated the assassination of General Soleimani, said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the spokesperson for the committee formed to organize the programs to commemorate the first anniversary of the assassination of the Iranian commander.
Amir-Abdollahian, a senior advisor to the Parliament speaker, said the number of the main elements accused of complicity in the US assassination of General Soleimani has increased from 45 to 48, according to Tasnim News Agency.
He said six countries have been given warrants from Iran’s Judiciary so far for the arrest of the culprits.
He added that a harsh revenge for the assassination of General Soleimani has been put on Iran’s agenda.
Iran’s Judiciary announced in November that it has formed a committee to chase and track down those accused of complicity in the US terrorist act.
The US assassinated the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Soleimani and deputy head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis along with their companions, by targeting their vehicles outside the Baghdad airport on January 3.
The act of terror was carried out under the direction of the US President Donald Trump, with the US Defense Department, the Pentagon, taking responsibility for the strike, Press TV wrote.
Both distinguished commanders were viewed by the world's freedom-seeking people as the key figures in defeating Daesh, the world’s most notorious terrorist group.
The US assassination of General Soleimani and Muhandis drew a wave of condemnation from officials and movements across the world, and triggered furious public protests in denunciation of the heinous act.
Following the US assassination, Iran launched retaliatory attack on the US military bases in Iraq.
The IRGC fired volleys of ballistic missiles at two US bases on January 8. According to the US Defense Department, more than 100 American forces suffered “traumatic brain injuries” during the counterstrikes.
Revenge for assassination
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on December 16 that revenge for the murder of General Soleimani is certain and will be exacted at the right time.
Ayatollah Khamenei recalled the million-strong funerals that were held for the two commanders, saying the “unforgettable” ceremonies “surprised the arrogance’s soft war generals and served as a first severe slap in the face of the Americans”.
The Leader added that Iran’s retaliatory missile strike on the American Ain al-Asad air base had been a new slap in the face of the US officials.
Ayatollah Khamenei said a tougher slap awaits the arrogant powers by defeating them in the software sector through the efforts of revolutionary youth and faithful elite, and by expelling the United States from the region through the joint efforts of countries that are part of the resistance front.
Ahead of the first anniversary of the US assassination of the two commanders, a group of Iraqi people held a rally in Baghdad to condemn the US state sponsored terrorism.
The Saturday rally, which was held in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, was attended by supporters of the PMU.