The US has rejected the conclusions of the UN special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard that the American airstrike, which was killed the commander of an elite unit of the Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps “al-Quds” Brigadier General Qasem Soleimani, was in violation of international law. This was stated by the United States Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, reports “Voice of America”.
“We reject the report and opinion of the UN special Rapporteur on the U.S. airstrike, which was killed by Sulejmani. Insights of Mrs. Callamard are false,” he said.
Pompeo believes that the airstrike was inflicted in accordance with the inalienable right of States to self-defence.
General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the elite special forces of Islamic revolutionary guard Corps “al-Quds”, was killed on 3 January 2020 in an air strike on the Baghdad airport. The US President Donald trump said that Soleimani was preparing attacks on American targets in the middle East.
This has exacerbated tensions between the US and Iran and indirectly provoked the crash “Ukraine International airlines”, shot down Iranian air defenses near Tehran on January 8, 2020. The General staff of the Iranian armed forces stated that the UIA Board was shot down by the Iranian military by mistake on the background of aggravation of relations with the U.S. plane allegedly approached one of the important objects of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps, and “shape and height of the flight resembled the enemy object.”
Iranian authorities have issued warrants for the arrest of 36 U.S. officials and other countries on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Qasem Soleimani.
In the Board’s report to the UN human rights prepared by the special Rapporteur on executions without due process, and arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard, which was published on 10 July, said that the attack on the General Soleimani and the death of his party “constituted an arbitrary killingthat, under international law, in human rights, the U.S. is responsible”.