The Chairman of the Islamic Iran Parliament has described the terrorist attack on General Soleimani by the US as a clear example of organized state terrorism as well as an obvious violation of Iraqi sovereignty and independence and violation of IR Iran’s sovereignty.
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf wrote in a letter published on Monday to a group of parliamentary speakers, the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the secretaries-general of the Assembly of Asian and Islamic Assemblies, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: “On 3. January 2020, in an organized and targeted terrorist attack, the U.S. government killed General Qassem Soleimani, one of the senior military commanders of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and his companions in the civilian area of Baghdad International Airport with a missile strike.”
The Chairman of Iran’s Parliament pointed out in the letter that General Soleimani’s visit to Iraq was made at the official invitation of that country’s government, stating, “In recent years, this senior military commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as Iran’s top military advisor, has played an important role in the fight against terrorism in that country, together with the Iraqi armed forces and the Iraqi government.
Ghalibaf described the assassination of General Soleimani as a violation of the United Nations Charter as well as international conventions, stressing, “This terrorist attack has seriously damaged the international community’s efforts to fight terrorism, the rule of law in global relations, and regional security and international peace.”
In the letter, Iran’s parliamentary leader condemned the terrorist act by the U.S. government and stressed the need for the efforts of the world’s parliaments and the international community to prevent the recurrence of such terrorist disasters.
by Basit Abbasi – GN