Iran, Iraq working 'closely' to probe US assassination of General Soleimani
This is the second time Iranian and Iraqi judicial experts convene to publicize their probe into the assassination of top Iranian military figure, General Qassem Soleimani.
Soleimani was the commander of IRGC's Quds Force, which is in charge of conducting overseas operations.
He, together with Commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units Abu-Mahdi al-Mohandis, was killed in 2019 in a US air raid outside Baghdad Intl. Airport on a direct order from then-US President Donald Trump.
In November, Iraq hosted the first session of the joint committee on General Soleimani's assassination. Based on the latest findings of the legal team, 120 people have been identified in connection with Soleimani's assassination. Former US President Donald Trump tops the list.
Iran's judiciary says aside from penalizing the culprits, it is taking steps to have those involved in the matter compensate for the damages inflicted to the families of the victims.
General Soleimani holds a reputation for eliminating Daesh terrorists in Iraq in 2017. He also headed major operations in Syria that led to the recapturing of key areas from Daesh. That's why his assassination is viewed as a huge loss for the region and a big win for the terrorists.
General Soleimani's assassination gave a clear clue about who is in the fight against terrorism in the region. The US killed the nemesis of Daesh and that puts Washington on the terrorists' team.
Now, the Islamic Republic says it continues its legal pursuit to bring the perpetrators to justice, saying this is to make sure that such incidents will not happen again against Iranian military figures.