Iranian Speaker's Advisor: Documents Ready to Issue Indictment against Murderers of General Soleimani
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that the country has prepared documents to issue indictment against the perpetrators and masterminds of the terror attack on former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
Amir Abdollahian said on Wednesday that indictment against 48 suspects who carried out the assassination or abetted to the heinous crime in the January terrorist attack is ready.
Today, Iran could identify who was the leader of the attack, from which country the attack was carried out and who gave information about terrorist operation to the US, he said, adding Iran's Judiciary has been busy during the past year to collect the documents in and out of the country.
The Judiciary could find who gave information about the travel of General Soleimani from Damascus to Beirut and then to Iraq, Amir Abdollahian underlined.
Prosecutor-General of Tehran Ali Alqasi Mehr announced on Wednesday that Iran has given judicial representation to 6 countries to pursue the case with the US assassination of General Soleimani.
“We have given Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Qatar, Jordan and Kuwait judicial representation to pursue the case,” Alqasi Mehr said.
He added that 45 Americans suspected of involvement in the terrorist attack have also been identified and rulings have been issued for them to be prosecuted internationally.
“A committee has been set up to find the destinations of these suspects outside the United States to be detained and extradited (to Iran),” Alqasi Mehr said.
He also referred to the collaboration of the British security firm, G4S, in assassination of General Soleimani, and said the company’s agents have provided intel to the US terrorist authorities about General Soleimani’s arrival at Baghdad airport.
“Issuing necessary judicial representation to identify them (the G4S agents) has been put on agenda as well,” Alqasi Mehr said.
He further pointed out that the US airbase in Germany (Ramstein) has been in charge of military reporting on the drones assassination operation in the terror attack on General Soleimani, and said the militaries at the base that have been involved in the attack will also be identified and prosecuted.
Leader of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Resistance Movement Qais Khazali disclosed on Monday that the British security firm, G4S, has collaborated in the assassination of General Soleimani.
The British company G4S, which is in charge of security at Baghdad airport, was involved in the assassinations of General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (the deputy commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces), Khazali said in a documentary released by the Arabic-language al-Ahd news channel.
"The British company, which has a contract with Baghdad airport regarding security issues, participated in a part of the mission to confirm the target (General Soleimani and al-Muhandis) to carry out the assassination operation," he added.
Khazali said that usually, when any plane lands at Baghdad airport, a G4S car is present near the landing site but the day that General Soleimani was assassinated, it was the only time the company's car had stopped exactly in front of the passengers’ pathway which means that it had a mission.
Also, Secretary of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Ali Baqeri Kani announced on Monday that the country has identified and is prosecuting 48 individuals for masterminding and conducting the last year terror attack on General Soleimani.
“48 suspects have been identified in connection with the case of martyred General Qassem Soleimani and necessary measures have been adopted to prosecute them,” Baqeri said.
He added that Iran has asked for information and documents with regard to this attack from all the countries which have been one way or another connected to this terrorist crime.
“The latest country was Germany; and we have received reports and information that the Americans’ base (Ramstein) in Germany has been involved in exchange of information between the US drones used in the assassination of martyr Soleimani,” Baqeri said.
Lieutenant General Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on January 3, 2020.
The airstrike also martyred 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.
Ein Al-Assad is an airbase with a 4km runway at 188m altitude from sea levels, which is the main and the largest US airbase in Iraq. Early reports said the radar systems and missile defense shields in Ein Al-Assad failed to operate and intercept the Iranian missiles. Unofficial reports said the US army's central radar systems at Ein Al-Assad had been jammed by electronic warfare.
On January 8 and after the funeral ceremony of General Soleimani, the IRGC Aerospace Force started heavy ballistic missile attacks on US Ein Al-Assad airbase in Southwestern Iraq near the border with Syria and a US operated airbase in Erbil in retaliation for the US assassination of General Soleimani.
The second IRGC reprisal attack targeted a US military base near Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the second leg of "Martyr Soleimani" reprisal operation.
Iraq said the attacks had not taken any toll from its army men stationed at these two bases. The US army had blocked entrance into Ein Al-Assad to everyone, including the Iraqi army.
The IRGC officials said none of the missiles had been intercepted.
Meantime, Iran announced in late June 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," Alqasi Mehr said at the time.
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.