Esmayeeli referred to identification of the agents of this criminal act, noting, “Iran has stated again and again that it will not forgive the agents.”
Either in Iran, in Iraq or any other place, they must be put on trial, he stressed, adding that Iran will call for global help whenever needed.
The assassination of Lieutenant General Soleimani was a terrorist act to kill a person, rather than a political incident as some have claimed, the spokesman concluded.
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 Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Lieutenant General Qassem 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.