The Judiciary Chief’s Deputy for International Affairs and secretary of the country’s High Council for Human Rights, said that
Iran and Iraq shared a 300-page documents on probe into the 2020 assassination of top Iranian and Iraqi commanders Qassem Suleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, Tehran announced on Thursday.
Kazem Gharibabadi, the Judiciary Chief’s Deputy for International Affairs and secretary of the Iran’s High Council for Human Rights the two neighboring countries have issued a joint statement on the matter during the second session of a joint Iran-Iraq committee investigating the murder.
“Today, part of the documents and information exchange took place between the judiciaries and this exchange will continue; In this regard, we presented more than 300 pages of our documents to the Iraqi delegation,” Gharibabadi said, according to Tasnim news agency.
General Suleimani, the then commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were assassinated along with their companions in a US drone strike authorized by then-US President Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.
In the statement, Gharibabadi said, Iran and Iraq stressed that the assassinations were a “violation of the rules of international law, including relevant international conventions on the fight against terrorism.”
“In addition, the two countries reaffirmed their serious and firm determination to identify, prosecute and punish all those involved in deciding, planning and implementing this criminal act,” he emphasized.
“Documents and information related to the role and interference of the American defendants were presented by the Iranian delegation to the Iraqi side, and it was decided that complementary investigations would be carried out by the judiciaries of the two countries in this regard,” the senior Iranian human rights official noted, adding that the two countries have exchanged documents and reports about the case.
He added that Iran and Iraq also agreed to continue the exchange of documents and information in the investigation process.
Source: Iranian media