FNA – Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee blasted Washington’s terrorism allegations against Iran, saying that the US assassination of former Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani showed that the American officials are terrorists.
“The US government is neither in a legal nor in a moral position to decide who is a terrorist or not, and no world body has entitled it to such a position; rather they themselves are terrorists and their most notorious act of terrorism was assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani,” Rabiyee told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.
He described Iran as the biggest enemy of terrorist groups, and said, “We have made much expense in war on terrorism and General Soleimani was a person who had helped the establishment of security in the region more than anyone else.”
Iran announced on Monday that it has 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.