Tehran (IP) - In a letter to the United Nations General Assembly, Iran's Deputy Vice President for Legal Affairs stressed that the immunity of the perpetrators behind the killing of government officials and diplomats poses a threat to international peace.

Iran PressIran News: General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the IRGC elite Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the Second-in-Command of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, were martyred along with their 8 of their companions in the US strike on Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020. They were prevalent because of their vital role in eliminating the ISIS  terrorist group, particularly in Iraq and Syria. General Soleimani was in Baghdad on the official invitation of Iraq's Government.
Azizullah Fazli, Iran's Deputy Vice President for Legal Affairs stressed urged the UNGA to condemn those responsible for the assassination of the late Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Azizullah Fazli urged the UNGA to condemn those responsible for the assassination of the late Lt. Gen. Ghasem Soleimani.

The text of this letter is as follows:

United Nations General Assembly

Mr. President and esteemed representatives,

Two years elapsed since the unbelievable assassination of Mr. Qassem Soleimani, a citizen and highly ranked official of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who was conducting a diplomatic mission in the territory of Iraq. Direct responsibility of the commission of this violent crime was subsequently accepted by the President of the United States of America. This dangerous measure was done, while the United Nations Charter, as a world fundamental covenant and axis of international consensus in the post-war period, prohibits states from engaging in acts that are detrimental to international peace and security. Woefully, for years, the collective biology of states has witnessed the emergence of the unfortunate phenomenon known as the extreme unilateralism of the United States of America, which reserves the right to violate any international Charter-based and supra-Charter rules and regulations.

International law strictly prohibits extrajudicial execution, the assassination of state and diplomatic officials, crimes against humanity, gross violations of human rights; specifically including the right to life, violations of the laws of the use of force, and violations of the principles of humanitarian law. As the flames of World War II erupted with an assassination, any attempt by the international community member to take any of the previously-mentioned breaches can bring peace and security arising from international values into a tumultuous period of terrible chaos. Now, the Charter of the United Nations is once again on the verge of being in the last days of the Covenant of the League of Nations, in such a way that the continuation of the current inflamed situation can be the final nail in the Charter coffin and leaves the suffering human beings of the current century in medieval bloodshed.

To maintain international peace and security, to protect the international human rights system, to settle international disputes peacefully, to respect the general principles of international law; specifically including the principles of sovereign equality and territorial integrity, to respect the development of international friendly relations, to continue the solidarity of the international community, to condemn the act of aggression, to denounce crimes against humanity and to strengthen the rule of law in international society, it is highly proposed that the universally respected General Assembly, while within condemning the state-centric assassination of foreign state and diplomatic officials, take all possible legal initiatives within its authorities, including the adoption of a resolution to prevent such crimes in the future. Undoubtedly, the impunity of the perpetrators of the crime of terror and their immunity from any judicial condemnation and punishment will strongly put international peace in an even more static state. 


Deputy of Communications and Constitution Implementation 

Legal Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran