The family members of Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani met with President Raeisi on Monday afternoon.
The meeting came after Raeisi’s speech at the 77th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York last Wednesday in which the President called for the prosecution of former US president Donald Trump, stressing that Iran will pursue the assassination of the country’s top anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani.
He noted how, thanks to General Soleimani’s commandership, Iran managed to frustrate the plots that were aimed at manipulating the contours of the regional countries.
The assassination, directly ordered by Trump, occurred near Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020. It also killed Soleimani’s companions, including the deputy commander of Iraq’s anti-terror Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Both Soleimani and al-Muhandis were highly revered across the Middle East because of their key role in fighting the ISIL terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.