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Iraq, Iran to pursue assassination case of Soleimani, al-Muhandis

Tehran, IRNA - Head of the Iranian Supreme Court Ahmad Mortazavi Moghadam has emphasized that a joint committee of Iraq and Iran should pursue the case of assassination of top Iranian and Iraqi anti-terror commanders by a common enemy.

Iranian Quds Force commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani along with Iraqi senior commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were martyred in a US airstrike at Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.

According to eadl.ir, Mortazavi Moghadam made the remark in a meeting with Iraqi Minister of Justice Salar Abdul Sattar Muhammad.

The Iraqi minister, heading a delegation, arrived in Tehran on Monday to discuss ways to reinforce bilateral legal and judicial relations between the two neighboring countries.

The Iranian official said that unity between Iraq and Iran can help the two nations overcome the grief of losing these two important figures and that a joint committee would be able to bring the perpetrators and those behind such a heinous act of terrorism to justice.

The Iraqi minister, for his part, underlined that his country is committed to implement bilateral judicial agreements, including extradition of criminals.

Salar Abdul Sattar Muhammad also met his Iranian counterpart Amin Hossein Rahimi on Monday.

The four-day visit comes in response to the last-year visit of the then Iranian Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi and former Justice Minister Alireza Avaie to Iraq.

Paying a visit to Imam Reza (AS) Holy Shrine in Mashad, Khorasan Razavi, northeastern Iran, is among the Iraqi minister's agenda during his stay in Iran.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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