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Specialized forum on fighting terrorism, extremism in West Asia region

Mahdi Abbasian
Press TV, Tehran

The Center for Political and International Studies of the Iranian Foreign Ministry has hosted a specialized roundtable focusing on fighting terrorism and extremism in the West Asia region. Guests and attendees from different Iranian institutions and bodies took part in the forum which concentrated on efforts made by the Iranian anti-terror commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

Among the most significant topics discussed during this meeting were fighting terrorism in the West Asia region from the point of view of international law, the role of General Soleimani in fighting terrorism in the West Asia region and the role of the United Nations in fight on terror in the West Asia region.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Iran’s former ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi highlighted the late Iranian top commander’s vital role in neutralizing and defeating terrorist groups in neighboring countries. He also stated that General Soleimiani’s presence in the Arab country came at the request of the Baghdad government, adding that the legal and judicial pursuit of those involved in the assassination of General Soleimani continues.

In this regard, the head of a special committee in Iran that is tasked with pursuing the case of General Soleimani’s assassination in domestic and international courts says an indictment to prosecute suspects involved in the case is nearly ready.

Kadkhodaie termed the assassination of General Soleimani as an unforgivable crime, saying that the US officials responsible for it must be brought to justice. It was on January 3rd, 2020 that the United States assassinated Iranian Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.

The UN expert on extrajudicial killings concluded in a report that the targeting of General Soleimani and the deaths of those accompanying him constitute an arbitrary killing for which, under international human rights law, the US is responsible.

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