Iran named involved in the assassination of General Soleimani
Iranian authorities have compiled a list of 48 people involved in the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, head of the elite al-Quds unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). This was reported by Mehr News with reference to an Iranian official.
The head of the Human Rights Council, Ali Bagheri Kani, said that the Iranian authorities were able to identify the 48 persons involved in the murder of Soleimani and took steps to bring them to justice. In particular, Tehran appealed to the countries that were somehow involved in the operation to eliminate the commander of the IRGC, with a demand to provide information.
According to the official, the last country to which the Iranian government made such a request was Germany. “We received information that the US Ramstein Air Base in Germany was involved in the exchange of data between the American drones that were used to kill Soleimani,” he explained.
On December 26, the deputy commander of the IRGC detachment, Mohammad Hejazi, said that revenge for the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani remains on the agenda. Hejazi recalled that Iran has already launched a retaliatory missile strike at the American military base Ain al-Assad. According to the military, the next step should be the expulsion of American forces from the region.
Soleimani's assassination was carried out by the US military on January 3, 2020 in Iraqi Baghdad. After that, relations between the countries heated up. In response, on the night of January 8, several American military installations in Iraq were attacked by the Iranian IRGC. After that, US President Donald Trump announced the introduction of new sanctions.