Tehran (IP) - Kazem Gharibabadi, secretary of the High Council for Human Rights and deputy head of the Iranian judiciary strongly condemned the confession of the former commander of the US Centcom terrorist organization in the assassination of Martyred Lieutenant General Soleimani.

Iran Press/Iran news: The secretary of the High Council for Human Rights and deputy head of the Iranian judiciary, Kazem Gharibabadi, referring to the direct confession of General McKenzie, the commander of US Centcom, in the assassination of the martyred Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in his memoirs, a part of which was published in the Atlantic magazine, said: "The criminal Donald Trump and some other American officials have already confessed to the assassination of the martyred lieutenant general Soleimani and his companions, but Mackenzie's brazen admission of this great crime has made the evil and ugly face of the US and the countries complicit in this assassination even more visible to public opinion."

He also mentioned that former US President Donald Trump, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and General McKenzie are the main defendants in the case being prosecuted in Iran's courts, emphasizing that their trial should commence promptly to ensure justice is served.

The report states that in his forthcoming memoir "The Melting Point", McKenzie describes a covert operation that led to the assassination of martyred Liuetenant General Soleimani.

He reveals, "As the head of US Central Command, I had direct responsibility for the attack that resulted in the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani."

Lieutenant General Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), and their companions were assassinated in a US drone strike authorized by then-president Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.