Tehran (IP) - The court's second session addressing the US assassination of Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the consequent damage to the Iranian nation was held on Sunday.

Iran PressIran News: The case was addressed in branch 55 of the legal court of Tehran, Iran's capital, with Judge Salman Pour-Moridi chairing the session.

The subject of the court was the investigation of the petitions of 80 cases with the complaints of 2,575 people from all over the country against 42 natural and legal persons involved in the case, including the former US president and secretary of state Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo, and the US Treasury Department among others, according to Pour-Moridi.

He added that all Iranians could pursue the case by filing petitions to Branch 55 of the Tehran Court of Justice, qualified to pursue the international cases against foreign states.

"General Qassem Soleimani was in Iraq at the invitation of the host country and as a representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The terrorist acts have caused numerous pains and sufferings to the honorable Iranian nation, inflicting material and spiritual damage to them. This is definitely a terrorist act," said the plaintiff's lawyer Aboutaleb Ayaz.

On January 3, 2020, the Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, traveled to Iraq at the official invitation of the Iraqi authorities and was martyred in an airstrike by US terrorist forces at Baghdad Airport, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy Head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and some of his companions.


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