Kazem Darabi, former Iranian intelligence operative convicted of murder in the 1992 Berlin Mykonos assassinations wants former US President Donald Trump executed for ordering the assassination of the country’s military commander.
Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani, was killed in airstrikes approved by the former US President in January last year.
Kazem Darabi said the “resistance axis” must assassinate former U.S. President Donald Trump because he gave the order to assassinate IRGC Force Quds commander Qasem Soleimani.
According to Memri – which monitors extremists’ media output – Darabi made the comments during an interview on Iran’s Channel 5 on July 10, 2021.
Kazem Darabi, former Iranian intelligence operative
Darabi said that even in the U.S. and Europe, the verdict of a person who carried out an assassination is execution.
Darabi was convicted in Germany for the murder of four Kurdish Iranian dissidents. After serving a 15-year sentence, he was released early and deported to Iran in 2007.
“Like Master (Khamenei) said, America is the world’s number one human rights violator, and one should add Europe, and our neighboring countries that consider themselves to be dependent on America and heed it,” he said.
“They, too, are accomplices in the crimes of the Americans and Europeans.
“Hajj Qasem Soleimani was assassinated, and the U.S. President Trump had the audacity to say on TV and in front of the whole world’s microphones that he had given the order.
“This means that the resistance axis should assassinate Mr Trump now. I should consider assassinating Mr Trump to be an Islamic duty according to the shari’a (Islamic law).”
The interviewer questioned why Trump should be assassinated, to which Darabi replied: “Even in Europe or America, if someone comes and carries out an assassination, that person’s verdict is execution.
‘BOTH HATED AND FEARED’
Pompeo gathered agency leaders including the CIA’s Counterterrorism Mission Center and the Special Activities Center to discuss how to take down Soleimani, a former senior CIA official told Yahoo News.
Soleimani spearheaded Iran‘s military operations in the Middle East as head of the country’s elite Quds Force.
He was considered to be one of the most powerful figures in the country, masterminding Iranian intelligence and military operations abroad.
In response to the attack, Trump tweeted: “General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more…but got caught!
“He was, directly and indirectly, responsible for the death of millions of people, including the recent large number of protesters killed in Iran itself.