Iran, Syria, Iraq cooperating on Martyr Soleimani case

TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) – Iranian Judiciary Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaeili informed on Tues. that Iran is cooperating with Iraq and Syria on following up IRGC Cmdr. Lt. Gen. Haj Qasem Soleimani case.

He said that the Human Rights Headquarters and the International Deputy Judiciary of Iran, in cooperation with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are pursuing this case in Iraq and Syria.

"One part is related to the Iraqi judiciary, which was followed up during the visit of the head of the Iranian judiciary to Baghdad," he said.

The second part is related to the case opened in an Iranian court and it needs to be overviewed by the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, he added. 

"There is ongoing cooperation between Iraq and Syria to raise the issue in international bodies, although international processes are lengthy and time-consuming," the spox noted.

Martyr Qasem Soleimani was assassinated in a targeted US drone strike on 3 January 2020 in Baghdad, which was approved by US President Donald Trump. The strike was strongly condemned by many, including the Iranian government, and a multi-city funeral was held in Iraq and Iran for the general and his companions. 

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