The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs slapped sanctions against former U.S. President Donald Trump and several other high-ranking American officials in connection with the assassination of the country’s anti-terror commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
As per an official statement, sanctions were imposed against Donald Trump, Michael Pompeo, John Bolton, Mark Esper, Gina Haspel, Christopher Miller and Steven Mnuchin and also Matthew Tueller, Steven Fagin and Rob Waller "for the role they played in the terrorist act of the United States against Martyr General Qassem Soleimani and his companions, in glorification of terrorism and in violating the fundamental human rights."
The said persons, as the case may be, have taken part in decision-making, organizing, financing, and carrying out the terrorist act or have otherwise justified terrorism which is a threat to international peace and security through supporting such egregious terrorist attacks, it added.
Former Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s PMU, and ten of their deputies were killed in an armed drone strike as their convoy left Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020. The attack was ordered by then U.S. President Donald Trump.
To date, Iran’s chief civilian prosecutor has indicted tens of individuals in connection with the assassination including Trump, the head of U.S. Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie Jr., and former U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper.