Tehran (IP) - In an interview with Farid Zakaria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the case of General Soleimani's martyrdom has not been closed yet.

Iran Press/Iran News: Responding to a question over whether Iran is done retaliating for the martyrdom of Gen Qasem Soleimani, Zarif said: "I'm not in the business of making threats. But the book is not closed." 

Asked about Navid Afkari's execution Zarif said: "He was charged with murder. Iran’s judiciary is independent. The government didn't know and could not intervene."

Zarif had an interview with Fareed Zakaria on Monday via video conferencing at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Navid Afkari was executed "after legal procedures were carried out at the insistence of the parents and the family of the victim,” the head of the Justice Department in Fars was quoted as saying by state media.

The 27-year-old fatally had stabbed Hassan Turkman, a water supply company employee, in the southern city of Shiraz during riots over fuel prices in 2018.


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