News ID: 318254
Published: 0318 GMT November 26, 2021

First meeting to probe Lt. Gen. Soleimani assassination ends in Baghdad

First meeting to probe Lt. Gen. Soleimani assassination ends in Baghdad
IRNA

Iran’s deputy Judiciary chief declared the end of the first round of the meeting of the joint investigation committee probing the assassination of Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

In an address to reporters on Thursday, Kazem Gharibabadi said the joint statement of the Baghdad meeting was presented in the form of five agreements, IRNA reported.

He added that following the high-level talks between the Iranian and Iraqi Judiciary officials, and efforts by the Tehran prosecutor’s office, Iran’s legal-judicial board left for Baghdad two days ago to attend the first meeting.

The first round of talks ended on Thursday. The two sides decided to hold the second round in Tehran next month.

Gharibabadi noted that at the end of the first round, the heads of the two delegations also signed a joint statement condemning the U.S. assassination of Lieutenant General Soleimani as a serious crime and a violation of Iraq’s national sovereignty as well as international law and human rights.

He added that legally speaking, the important point is that the crime was committed during Lieutenant General Soleimani’s official visit to Iraq at the invitation of the country’s government to convey the Islamic Republic’s political message.

Lieutenant General Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Units, were assassinated along with their companions in a U.S. terror drone strike authorized by former president Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.

 

 

 

 

   
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Resource: IRNA
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