Iran pursues 94 US citizens over Soleimani killing

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The Iranian judiciary said Tuesday that 94 US citizens were among over 150 people allegedly involved in the killing of Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top general who was hit in a January 2020 US airstrike in Baghdad.  

At a televised weekly presser, the spokesperson for Iran’s judiciary, Masoud Setayeshi, said legal proceedings have officially been launched and “summoning” letters have been sent to the addresses of the accused. 

The announcement appeared to be an update with 43 unnamed new people added to another 51 Americans backlisted by the Islamic Republic last year. The old list with pictures and names was re-posted by Iran’s state media on Monday. “The most wanted murderers” included US officials, former officials in both military and civil service as well as private citizens. Among the names included were former White House officials Victoria Coates, former Ambassador to the…

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