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Iran | Raisi: Gen. Soleimani, Al-Muhandis heroes of war against terrorism

The head of the Iranian Judiciary said General Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were martyred by US terrorists, will always be heroes of the Axis of Resistance.

Addressing the meeting on the international and legal demands of the Sacred Defense on Tuesday, Sayed Ebrahim Raisi paid tribute to the resistance martyrs and said, “Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis and Haj Ghasem Soleimani will always be heroes of the war against terrorism.”

The Judiciary chief reiterated that the country is pursuing the assassination of the Iranian and Iraqi commanders and the cowardly move will not remain unanswered.

"As the Judiciary, as we are responsible for all cases; we are also responsible for this specific case although there may not be a fair trial because of its system of domination," he said.

He also lashed out at the US for targeting the symbol of resistance in a crime that has violated all international regulations and the territorial integrity of Iraq.

On January 3, 2020, a US drone strike near Baghdad International Airport assassinated General Soleimani, former commander of IRGC Quds Force and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), along with several others.