Iran plans to sue US President Donald Trump over the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Iranian Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi said.
“Those who commit offences will be prosecuted. We need to name the US president as the main defendant,” the Fars News Agency quoted Raisi as saying. “We won’t let it slide, he must be convicted at the international level,” he added.
According to Raisi, “the Human Rights Council and the Foreign Ministry should address this issue.” Soleimani’s killing violated all laws because he was a symbol of the fight against terrorism and support for the oppressed,” the chief justice emphasized.
He did not specify with which international body Iran would file a lawsuit.
General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport Friday. General Soleimani was apparently on the top-hit list anti-Iran forces and Soleimani himself knew he would be targetted one day. The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMF