News ID: 278920
Published: 0448 GMT January 01, 2021

Iran won't relent until bringing Gen. Soleimani's assassins to justice: Foreign Ministry

Iran won't relent until bringing Gen. Soleimani's assassins to justice: Foreign Ministry

Iran has once again censured the United States for committing a “craven act of terror” against top legendary Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, vowing to prosecute the culprits in his assassination.

In a tweet on Friday on the occasion of the first anniversary of general Soleimani’s assassination near the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the Foreign Ministry said Washington’s terrorist act was carried out in blatant violation of international law, the United Nations Charter and Iraq’s sovereignty.

By committing a craven act of terror against Gen Soleimani, the US violated int'l law & the UN Charter in a blatant violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

The US' lawlessness in full show.#Iran won't rest until bringing those responsible to justice.#WillNeverForgetWillNeverForgive

January 3 marks the first anniversary of the US assassination of General Soleimani, the former commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). He was admired as the Middle East's most potent counter-terrorism commander, with a unique charisma, Press TV wrote.

He was Iran’s lead military advisor helping Iraq and Syria defeat foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists, chiefly Daesh.

General Soleimani was martyred in a US drone strike outside Baghdad International Airport during an official visit. His Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), was also killed along with their other companions when their convoy was hit.

The cowardly act of terror was carried out under the direction of US President Donald Trump, with the Pentagon taking responsibility for the strike.

In a phone call with President of Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council Faiq Zidan on Tuesday, Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi said those involved in the assassination of General Soleimani will be justly punished without any discrimination.

“The carrying out of justice without any discrimination and exception is the Islamic Republic of Iran’s certain policy regarding the punishment of those who gave the orders, their accomplices and the assassins in the terrorist move in [the Iraqi capital of] Baghdad last year,” Raeisi said.

President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday the Iranian people and other peoples in the region will never forget the assassination of General Soleimani and will avenge it in due time.

Describing the assassination of the two commanders as “unforgivable injustice”, Rouhani said, “[US President Donald] Trump committed many crimes and killed many people, but we will never forget these two cases.”

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