TEHRAN -- Iran has called on the United Nations General Assembly to condemn the U.S. assassination of top anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani through a resolution.
In a statement, the Legal Department of the Iranian president’s office said former U.S. president Donald Trump had openly claimed responsibility for the heinous crime.
“This dangerous move by the U.S. government came while the UN Charter, as a fundamental document and basis of international consensus in the post-War period, prohibits governments from engaging in acts that are detrimental to international peace and security.”
It said the UN General Assembly should “take all legal initiatives within its authority, including the adoption of a resolution condemning the assassination of government and diplomatic officials by another government and take measures to prevent such crimes in the future.”
The U.S. government, it said, infringes on international laws with its extreme unilateralism amid the international community’s silence.
International peace will be even more in danger if the perpetrators of the terrorist attack are free to walk with impunity, it said.
General Soleimani was assassinated near Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020. His companions, including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who served as the deputy chief of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were also martyred in the terrorist act.