Iran Cooperating with Iraq and Syria on Soleimani's Case
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Iran Cooperating with Iraq and Syria on Soleimani's Case

ERBIL - Iran’s Judiciary Spokesperson Gholamhossein Esmayeeli revealed that his country is cooperating with Iraq and Syria on the assassination case of former top commander Qassem Soleimani.

Esmayeeli pointed out in a statement on Tuesday that the judiciary, in collaboration with the foreign ministry, are pursuing the case of terrorist attack on General Soleimani together with Iraq and Syria.

"One part is related to the Iraqi judiciary, which was followed up during the visit of the Iranian Judiciary Chief (Ebrahim Rayeesi) to Baghdad," he explained.

"The second part is related to the case opened in an Iranian court and it needs to be overviewed by the Iranian Supreme National Security Council."

The spokesperson further noted that there are ongoing operations with both Baghdad and Damascus to raise the issue with international bodies.

This comes a few days after a new investigative report revealed that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) had been closely involved in the operation to kill Soleimani in a US drone attack in Baghdad last year.

According to the article, before the operation was conducted, operatives from the Counter-Terrorism Group (CTG), which is affiliated with the PUK, had entered the Baghdad airport with the help of the US forces, working in different areas while disguising as airport workers.

"As the plane taxied off the runway, toward the closed-off portion of the airfield, one of the Kurdish operatives disguised as ground crew guided the aircraft to a halt on the tarmac," the report added.

"When the target stepped off the airplane, Kurdish CTG operators posing as baggage handlers were also present to positively identify him."