Great Britain upheld economic sanctions against the general of the elite Iranian special forces Al-Quds of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Kassem Suleimani, who was killed by an American drone earlier this year. This follows from a document published by a division of the British Department of the Treasury.
The paper refers to the extension of sanctions in connection with “terrorism and the financing of terrorism” against five people. Among them, Suleymani – this means that his alleged bank accounts remain frozen, and no one can use them.
On July 7, the UN spoke out about the extrajudicial elimination of the Iranian general: the organization’s experts considered that the United States acted illegally, since the military commander did not pose a direct threat to anyone’s lives.
Earlier it was reported that the judicial authorities of the Islamic Republic appealed to an international organization with a demand to put the US president on the international wanted list. Tehran allegedly managed to name 36 people who participated in the preparation of the murder of Suleymani. Interpol refused to meet Iranian requirements.
The general died on January 3 during rocket fire from the United States. Along with Suleymani, several officers accompanying him and the deputy commander of the Shiite militia of Iraq, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, were killed. In response, Tehran fired dozens of missiles at American sites in Iraq on the night of January 8. The operation was called the “Martyr Suleymani”. In the United States, there were no casualties and minimal damage to military bases.
The Pentagon claimed that the order to kill Suleymani was personally issued by President Donald Trump. This idea could be brought to the American leader by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. The United States considered the general to be involved in attacks on coalition bases and the US embassy in Baghdad.