Feb 16, 2020 17:37 UTC
  • Judiciary Chief: Judges seriously pursuing Gen. Soleimani assassination

Judiciary Chief Hojjat al-Islam Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi says judicial officials in the Islamic Republic have been in contact with Iraqi authorities to pursue the case of the January assassination of the country's top anti-terror commander, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, by US terrorist forces in Iraq.

According to Press TV, speaking to reporters on Sunday in the southeastern city of Kerman, Soleimani's hometown, Raeisi said Tehran prosecutor general's office has been tasked with following up on the case in cooperation with the international department at Iran's Judiciary and Foreign Ministry as well as high-ranking Iraqi judiciary officials.

"We are seriously pursuing the case and have no doubt and are confident that…we will avenge his assassination," the top Iranian judiciary official stated.

Raeisi said the assassination has incited more hatred toward the United States and Americans in the world, adding that nations have now further realized the brave characteristics of the Iranian commander, who was the symbol of the fight against terrorism across the globe.