Iran vows revenge on perpetrators of General Soleimani’s death

Tehran, Jan 3 (EFE).- Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday swore revenge against the perpetrators of the 2020 assassination of the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qasem Soleimani.

“Let the rulers know that the revenge of martyr Soleimani is certain and we will not let the murderers and perpetrators of his assassination sleep peacefully,” Raisi told a ceremony marking the third anniversary of Soleimani’s death attended by a number of the country’s high-ranking officials, figures from Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), and Soleimani’s family.

The spokesman for the Iranian Judiciary, Masud Setayeshi, said Tuesday that he has identified and was pursuing 154 people in relation to Soleimaní’s assassination, of which “96 are US citizens.”

Setayeshi also indicated that Iran, through the Interpol, has issued red notices against 73 perpetrators of the attack, including former US President Donald Trump, but that “international organizations have refused to issue them”.

Iranian foreign minister Hosein Amir Abdolahian said that “the Foreign Ministry and the Judiciary seriously seek to bring to justice the leaders and perpetrators of the terrorist crime carried out at Baghdad airport”.

In recent days cities in Iran have been filled with posters honoring the ex-military man.

The southern city of Kerman on Monday began hosting several pilgrims who have traveled to the cemetery where Soleimani is buried to express their sympathy and respect.

Soleimani, a former general who led the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force (IRGC), was killed in a US drone bombing on January 3, 2020 near Baghdad airport when Trump was US president. EFE


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