Iran plans to sue US for killing Soleimani

Iran plans to sue US for killing Soleimani

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Tehran, Jan 15 : Iran will sue US President Donald Trump and their military for assassinating Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, country's Judiciary spokesperson Gholamhossein Esmaili said in a report on Wednesday.

"We intend to file lawsuits in Iran, Iraq and the Hague court (International Court of Justice) against the military and government of the US and against Trump," Esmaili was quoted as saying by Tehran Times. There is no doubt that the US military has done a "terrorist act" by assassinating the Soleimani and Trump has confessed to doing "the crime", said Esmaili.

"We will initially file a lawsuit in Iran, which is legal under the Islamic Penal Code," he said, adding that "then, we will do the same in Iraq and the Hague court against Trump and the US military." Soleimani, former Quds Force commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, was killed in a US airstrike near Baghdad International Airport on Jan. 3. (UNI)