Amirabdollahian: Assassination of General Soleimani blatant example of terrorism

New York, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that today terrorism has become prevalent in the world, adding that the assassination of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, the great commander of peace, by the US in Iraq's soil is a blatant example of such terrorism.

Amirabdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid in New York on Thursday.

He pointed out that a legal and international committee has been formed in Iran for prosecuting assassination of General Soleimani and bringing the sponsors and perpetrators of such crime to justice, and said, "Of course the UN can play and important role in this regard."

Amirabdollahian, meantime, pointed to the constructive role of the Islamic Republic of Iran in cooperation with the regional countries in fighting terrorism from Lebanon to Iraq and Afghanistan.

He said that the sanctions have turned into a terrorists' tool against the nations, and said that it is expected from the UN General Assembly to stand up against the US lawlessness and unilateralism by empowering multilateralism.

The Iranian foreign minister also regretted that the US has extended its economic terrorism to health and pharmaceutical terrorism, emphasized the need for giving a serious response by the international community to such US approach.

Amirabdollahian also congratulated Shahid for his appointment as president of UN General Assembly and invited him to pay a visit to Iran.


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