29 February 2020 - 10:43
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Head of the Judiciary's High Council for Human Rights Ali Baqeri Kani said that international human rights promoters are required to seek revenge from the US for assassination of the great defender of human rights in the Middle East, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

RNA - In a meeting with the President of the Human Rights Council Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger in Geneva late on Thursday, Baqeri Kani called on all human rights institutes should be among the first to avenge killing of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and not give up on the US for this crime.

The US' crime was not merely a move to take away a brave commander from Iran; rather they targeted greatest human rights defender in the region, Baqeri Kani asserted.

Referring to US oppressive sanctions against the Iranian nation, he added that world human rights entities should not help legitimize US anti-human crime by remaining silent against the sanctions.

Tichy-Fisslberger, for her part, said that interaction among UN member states was major objective behind establishment of the Human Rights Council.

Lieutenant General Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on January 3.

The airstrike also martyred Deputy Commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The two were martyred in an American airstrike that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.

Five Iranian and five Iraqi militaries were martyred by missiles fired by the US drone at Baghdad International Airport.

On January 8, the IRGC Aerospace Force started heavy ballistic missile attacks on US Ein Al-Assad airbase in Southwestern Iraq near the border with Syria and a US operated airbase in Erbil in retaliation for the US assassination of General Soleimani.

Ein Al-Assad is an airbase with a 4km runway at 188m altitude from sea levels, which is the main and the largest US airbase in Iraq. Early reports said the radar systems and missile defense shields in Ein Al-Assad failed to operate and intercept the Iranian missiles. Unofficial reports said the US army's central radar systems at Ein Al-Assad had been jammed by electronic warfare.

The second IRGC reprisal attack targeted a US military base near Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the second leg of "Martyr Soleimani" reprisal operation.

According to Fars News Agency, Iraq said the attacks had not taken any toll from its army men stationed at these two bases. The US army had blocked entrance into Ein Al-Assad to everyone, including the Iraqi army.

It was the first direct attack on the US army ever since world war two.

The IRGC officials said none of the missiles had been intercepted.

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