Iraqi Judiciary pledges to take action against Soleimani’s assassins
- Amr Salem
- January 10, 2023
The headquarters of the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq. Photo: Almayadeen
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq announced that the Iranian capital, Tehran, is hosting an Iraqi-Iranian meeting to exchange information regarding the assassination of the Quds Force commander, Qasem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, near Baghdad International Airport in 2020.
The Supreme Judicial Council mentioned in a statement that an Iraqi judicial delegation met with an Iranian judicial delegation as part of the work of the joint judicial committee between the two countries to exchange information and the latest investigative measures taken regarding the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Shafaq News reported.
“The judiciary’s approach in dealing with any crime takes place according to the evidences provided by the security agencies that undertake the investigation,” the Iraqi judicial delegation mentioned in a statement.
“The judiciary will take legal measures against anyone proven to be involved in this crime,” the statement of the Iraqi judicial delegation added.
The President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zaidan, announced last Thursday the issuance of an arrest warrant for former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Zaidan mentioned in a statement that the Iraqi judiciary issued an arrest warrant for Trump, who confessed to having committed the crime, calling on those investigating the assassination of Soleimani and Al-Muhandis, to make an exceptional effort to uncover the perpetrators.
“Why has he not yet been held accountable for this heinous crime?” Zaidan asked, referring to Donald Trump.
The U.S. army carried out a military operation in which Soleimani was assassinated near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.
The operation, in which Al-Muhandis was also assassinated, led to an escalation of tension between the United States and Iran, which vowed strong revenge.
The Iranian army, a few days following the operation, responded by firing missiles at Ain Al-Assad base, the largest U.S. base in Iraq.