Iran has prepared documents to issue a criminal indictment against assassins of Lt General Soleimani, a senior official has announced.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the spokesman for headquarters in charge of organizing the first anniversary of the assassination of General Soleimani, made the remarks at a TV program on Wednesday.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Lt General Soleimani was assassinated in the US terrorist attack on his motorcade at Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.
A day after the assassination of General Soleimani, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed that Iran reserves the right to take revenge by proportionate military action, and will do it. Amir-Abdollahian said that indictment against 48 defendants who carried out the assassination or abetted the heinous crime in the January terrorist attack is ready. Today, Iran could identify who was the leader of the attack, from which country the attack was carried out and who gave information about the terrorist operations to the US, he said. Amir-Abdollahian, the special aide to Iran’s Majlis speaker, said all documents needed for issuing the criminal indictment against the assassins are ready. Iran’s Judiciary has been busy during the past year to collect the documents in and out of the country, he noted. The Judiciary could find who gave information about the travel of Gen Soleimani from Damascus to Beirut, then to Iraq, he underlined. Further, he said such indictment will surely be a deterrent and disappointing as well. Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force commander Lieutenant General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the acting commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) – known as the Hashd al-Shaabi – separately leaving Baghdad airport in two motorcades.