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Assassination of General Soleimani flagrant violation of Iraq sovereignty: Speaker

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, July 22, IRNA -- Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf in a tweet on Wednesday reiterated that assassination of anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani is a flagrant breach of Iraq sovereignty.

"During the meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister Mostafa Al-Kadhimi, I stressed that the criminal act of assassination of General Soleimani, international hero of fighting terrorism, is an eternal stain on the face of the White House statesmen and blatant violation Iraq's sovereignty," he added.

Political stability and sustainable economic growth is undoubtedly contingent upon expelling American criminals from the region, he said.

A US drone attack killed General Soleimani and al-Muhandis near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, prompting international condemnations.

Earlier, Tehran Prosecutor Ali al-Qasi Mehr said that through Interpol Iran has ordered arresting 36 US political and military officials, including President Donald Trump, who were involved in the assassination of Iran's anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for proportionate military action against the US interests in response to the heinous crime against the Iranian Commander who was on an official mission to Baghdad.

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) targeted the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in Al-Anbar province in western Iraq.

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