Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, chatting during the second anniversary of the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani by the United States, went on to say that if former President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are not put on trial for the death of the general, Tehran would ultimately take revenge.
Iran, along with groups allied with it in Iraq as well as other countries have been putting on events to honor the sick and twisted Soleimani, who was the commander of the Quds Force, the overseas arm of the elite Revolutionary Guards.
The general was killed in Iraq by a drone strike on Jan. 3, 2020, that was ordered by President Trump at the time.
“If Trump and (former secretary of state Mike) Pompeo are not tried in a fair court for the criminal act of assassinating General Soleimani, Muslims will take our martyr’s revenge,” Raisi remarked in a speech delivered on Monday.
“The aggressor, murderer and main culprit – the then president of the United States – must be tried and judged under the (Islamic) law of retribution, and God’s ruling must be carried out against him,” Raisi continued.
Guess this guy missed where his “general” murdered plenty of Americans during his time of service. We simply did what they themselves are requesting to do to Trump and Pompeo.
Under Iran’s Islamic laws, a convicted murderer can be executed unless the family of the victim agree to take “blood money” through a reconciliation.
Iranian judicial officials have communicated with authorities in nine countries after identifying 127 suspects in the case, including 74 U.S. nationals, Prosecutor-General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri told state television.
“The criminal former president (Trump) is at the top of the list,” he stated.
On Sunday, Iran urged the United Nations Security Council in a letter to hold the United States and Israel, which Tehran says was also involved in the killing, to account, Iranian media said.
Days after the assassination, the United States told the United Nations that the killing was self-defense. The then U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Trump clearly had the authority to kill Soleimani and the general was a “legitimate military target.”
Hundreds of Soleimani fans and supporters of Iran back militia groups got together on Sunday at Baghdad international airport to mark the anniversary of the general’s death and to do what they always do, which is chant anti-American slogans.
On Monday, two armed drones were shot down on their way to an Iraqi military base that is currently hosting U.S. forces near the airport in Baghdad, according to Iraqi security forces.