A spokesman for Iran’s courts announced lawsuits against President Donald Trump and the American armed forces generally in the Iranian legal system for the elimination of the nation’s terror chief Qasem Soleimani.
A U.S. airstrike removed Soleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, and the head of Iraq’s Hezbollah Brigades Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis from the battlefield this month.
American officials, including Trump, have repeatedly stated they had intelligence suggesting Soleimani was planning “imminent” attacks on Americans in Iraq, where he spent most of the end of his life helping Baghdad target and kill civilian protesters.
Gholamhossein Esmaeili, spokesman for the Iranian Judiciary, told reporters Tuesday that the targeted strike against Soleimani was “a terrorist move” and that Trump would face Iranian justice in one of the world’s most notoriously unfair and violent legal systems.
“There is no doubt that the U.S. military has done a terrorist move assassinating IRGC Commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani and Second-in-Command of Iraq Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis … and Trump has confessed doing the crime,” Esmaeili said, according to Iran’s Mehr news service.