News ID: 95602
Publish Date : 18 October 2021 - 22:06

TEHRAN -- Iranian Judiciary chief Gholamhussein Mohseni-Ejei on Monday underlined the need for the prosecution of those behind the assassination of top anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani and a number of Iranian scientists.
“We will not allow the blood of these innocent people to be wasted,” Mohseni-Ejei said, blaming the U.S. and the occupying regime of Israel for the terrorist crimes.
On January 3, 2020, the U.S. military conducted an air operation on the order of former U.S. president Donald Trump to assassinate General Soleimani. The attack near Baghdad airport martyred the popular anti-terror commander and his companions, including Deputy Commander of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Iranian officials have on several occasions vowed to avenge the assassination of the two top commanders, as well as the assassination of its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
As part of its retaliation, Iran launched a volley of ballistic missiles at the Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar on January 8, 2020, as a result of which 110 U.S. troops were diagnosed with “traumatic brain injuries.”
Iran has denounced the assassinations as “state terrorism” and vowed to end the American presence in the region as the ultimate act of revenge, while urging neighboring Iraq to expel the U.S. forces from the country.
Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian has pledged to legally pursue the case and bring the perpetrators to justice.
In his remarks, Mohseni-Ejei said the U.S., the Zionist regime and their agents are mounting crimes against humanity in various forms across the world, adding that

they have committed vicious acts against the world’s freedom-seeking nations throughout history, particularly in recent decades.
He also called on Muslim nations “to be vigilant in the face of enemies’ schemes and not to be deceived by them as they seek to cause division among the Muslim Ummah.
He said Muslim nations across the world should not allow evil powers to achieve their “malicious goals” and added that freedom-seeking people do not tolerate crimes against humanity which are committed by the arrogant powers who claim to advocate human rights.
Over the past two weeks, he said, the remnants of the global arrogance, who are nurtured and supported by the U.S., have martyred innocent Muslim worshipers in the Afghan cities of Kunduz and Kandahar.
“Those who accuse Iran of violating human rights while they themselves are the biggest human rights violators must be punished and held accountable for the crimes they have committed against the Iranian people and other freedom-seeking nations,” Moseni-Ejei pointed out.


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