UN expert calls the killing of Suleimani illegal on Trump’s order

The assassination of Quds Iran’s commander Kassem Suleimani on January 3, 2020, ordered by US President Donald Trump, was unlawful, said UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Kallamard.

UN expert calls the killing of Suleimani illegal on Trump’s order

“In the light of the evidence presented to date by the United States, the blow to General Suleimani and the deaths of those accompanying him constitute an unjustified murder for which the United States is responsible in accordance with international humanitarian law”, – Tuesday Western media excerpts from her report.

“There was no evidence that General Suleimani was certainly planning an imminent attack against US interests, especially in Iraq, which required immediate and justified retaliatory action”, – she said.

Callamard reiterated that although Suleimani was responsible for Iran’s military strategy and actions in Iraq and Syria, due to his lack of threat to US-related individuals, the US military rally was “illegal”.

The media noted that the Callamard report on drone killings will be presented on Thursday, July 9, at a session of the UN Human Rights Council. Half of the report, according to media reports, will be devoted to the death of Suleymani. However, the United States withdrew from the Council in 2018.

On January 3, 2020, Suleimani and the deputy commander of the Shiite militia of Iraq, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, died in Baghdad as a result of an American special operation that was carried out by the military on Trump’s instructions.

In response to this operation, on the night of January 8, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps launched ballistic missiles at Al-Assad air base and a military facility in the Erbil area of ​​Iraq, where US troops are stationed. At the same time, Trump called Suleymani the world’s largest terrorist, who should have been eliminated many years ago.

In late June, the Iranian judicial authorities issued a warrant for the arrest of Trump and more than 30 people who, according to Tehran, are responsible for the assassination of Suleymani.

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