The President of Iran, Ibrahim Raisi, requested this Monday the law of the retaliation for the former president of the United States. Donald Trump for the general’s assassination Qasem Soleimani, whose death marks two years today. “The rapist, murderer and criminal, the former president of the United States must be tried, must be subjected to the law of” ghesas “(talión),” said Raisí in the main ceremony in memory of the ex-military, held at the Mosala mosque in Tehran.
Soleimani, a former general at the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guardians (IRGC) Quds Force, was killed in a US drone bombardment on January 3, 2020 near the Baghdad airport when Trump he was the president of the United States.
The ultra-conservative Raisí demanded today that Trump, former Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and other high-ranking US officials be tried in a “fair” court and the “ghesa” law be applied to them.
In Iran, the law of “ghesas” is a kind of law of retaliation that allows the victim to cause the aggressor the same damage that he suffered.
The Iranian president warned that if Trump and Pompeo are not judged the umma (the Muslim community) will take justice into their hand. “The umma will avenge Soleimani if Trump and Pompeo do not face justice, “said the president.
Raisi He made these affirmations in the Mosque of Mosala, where thousands of people came to commemorate the general with prayers, songs and even tears.
They also chanted the usual “death to America” and death to Israel. “
“We owe a lot to Soleimani, it was our duty to come today, we will never forget this crime “Khadiye Mohamadí, a 45-year-old resident of Tehran, explained to Efe at the mosque.
Safaralí Tohidlu, 72, affirmed that “I have come to tell the US that our general has not died, he is alive and we will continue on his way.”
In this regard, the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, warned that Soleimani remains a threat to his enemies, still dead.
“The martyr Soleimani he is more dangerous to his enemies than the general Soleimani”, Affirmed Khameneí.
The religious leader also promised that Trump will pay for “his crime”, although he did not explain how.
In recent days, cities like Tehran have been filled with cartels celebrating the former military man, whom the regime describes as a “hero”, “martyr”, “social activist”, “activist against climate change” and “diplomat”, among others. .
In addition, prayers have been held in different parts of the city, a poetry contest, conferences by the military’s daughters and an exhibition on the missiles of the Islamic Republic will be held.
The death of Soleimani It caused a strong crisis between Tehran and Washington.
Iran responded with a missile strike against two US bases in Iraq, which resulted in no fatalities.
The anniversary comes on the same day that negotiations to rescue the 2015 nuclear agreement resume in Vienna, after a three-day hiatus during the end-of-the-year holidays.
Iran and Germany, France, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and the United States are indirectly trying to regain the agreement that limited the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions.
Washington abandoned it in 2018 and imposed new punitive measures against Iran, to which Iran responded by breaching the limits imposed on its atomic program and by accumulating more uranium than it was allowed to do.
The Vienna contacts have a double objective: that the US returns to the pact and that Iran once again fully complies with it.