Top Security Official: US Assassination of General Soleimani Huge Gift to Terrorists
TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said that Washington's assassination of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani was the biggest gift to the terrorists in the region.
"Assassination of martyr Soleimani was the US biggest gift to the Takfiri terrorism and its supporters," Shamkhani said on Saturday, addressing a meeting to pursue assassination of General Soleimani.
He said that the US and Israel were angry at General Soleimani for his unique role in fighting against Takfiri terrorism in the region and displaying the truth behind the US anti-terrorism gestures and theater, and noted that the world should praise General Soleimani for his smart command and sincere efforts to prevent spread of Takfiri terrorism in the world.
Iran announced last Monday that it had issued arrest warrants for 36 officials of the US and other countries who have been involved in the assassination of the martyred General Soleimani.
"36 individuals who have been involved or ordered the assassination of Hajj Qassem, including the political and military officials of the US and other governments, have been identified and arrest warrants have been issued for them by the judiciary officials and red alerts have also been issued for them via the Interpol," Prosecutor-General of Tehran Ali Alqasi Mehr said.
He said that the prosecuted individuals are accused of murder and terrorist action, adding that US President Donald Trump stands at the top of the list and will be prosecuted as soon as he stands down presidency after his term ends.
Lieutenant General Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on January 3.
The airstrike also martyred Deputy Commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The two were martyred in an American airstrike that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.
Five Iranian and five Iraqi military men were martyred by the missiles fired by the US drone at Baghdad International Airport.