MADRID, Jan. 2 (.) –
The Government of Iran has accused the United States this Sunday of blocking the investigation into the death of General Qasem Soleimani in a US bombardment in Iraq in January 2020, in statements that are on the third anniversary of his death.
“The necessary steps have been taken to follow up on the case of the martyrdom of General Qasem Soleimani, although unfortunately both Americans and Westerners are throwing stones and obstacles in the legal prosecution of the case, but the hands of the Islamic Republic of Iran are not tied,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Hosein Amirabdolahian.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs added that the country’s authorities follow “all legal paths.” “In a memorandum, we announced and recorded the responsibility of the United States government at that time for this assassination, and we will continue our complaint in its natural way,” he explained.
“Parallel to that, other measures have been taken, such as the fact that about 60 relevant US officials who were involved in this assassination have been placed on the terrorist blacklist of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said Amirabdolahian, who has assured that this aspect has been one of the debates in the recent negotiations with Washington.
The Ministry would have justified that this sanction was “precise and correct” because the objective has been to “bring these people to justice”, the Irna news agency reported.
Iran asked the Interpol police agency in January 2021 to issue a red alert to arrest Trump and 48 other people allegedly involved in the bombing that killed Soleimani, then head of the Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
The then head of the Iranian judicial apparatus and current president of the country, Ebrahim Raisi, stressed that Trump “will have to pay” for the “atrocity” involved in the bombing carried out at the airport in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, after the arrival of Soleimani. on a visit to the country.
Soleimani was one of the victims of a drone attack – which led the Iraqi Parliament to demand the departure of international troops from the country – perpetrated by the United States in January 2020, which also included Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, then ‘number two’ of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) — a coalition of Iraqi pro-government militias backed by Iran.