Iran’s President Urges Trial of Trump for Assassination of Gen. Soleimani
- January, 03, 2022 - 17:08
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi urged that the former president of the US, Donald Trump, should be brought to justice for the heinous crime of ordering the assassination of top Iranian commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani.
Addressing a commemorative ceremony on the second anniversary of martyrdom of General Soleimani, held in Tehran on Monday, Raisi said Trump, as the “prime aggressor, murderer and criminal” in the heinous crime of assassination of the Iranian general, must face trial and receive the maximum punishment.
The president also reminded all American statesmen that if Trump and his secretary of state Mike Pompeo do not stand trial in a fair mechanism for the criminal attack on General Soleimani and are not given a punishment, the Islamic Ummah (community) will undoubtedly exact revenge.
He further echoed remarks made by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei that “Martyr Soleimani” is much more dangerous for the enemies than “General Soleimani”, because his martyrdom provided inspiration for many others.
General Soleimani and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) were targeted along with their companions on January 3, 2020, in a terrorist drone strike authorized by Trump near Baghdad International Airport.
Five days later, in a military operation codenamed Operation Martyr Soleimani, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched a volley of ballistic missiles at the Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq’s western province of Anbar and at another airbase in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region. Over 100 American troops were later diagnosed with “traumatic brain injuries” in Ain al-Asad.
Iran has called Soleimani’s assassination state terrorism and vowed to put an end to the US military’s presence in the region as its ultimate revenge, while urging neighboring Iraq to expel US forces from the Arab country’s soil. The Islamic Republic has also pledged to bring all the perpetrators, first and foremost Trump, to justice.
In recent days, people in Iran, Iraq, and elsewhere have been attending events marking the second anniversary of the two commanders’ martyrdom.