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Iran pursues 94 US citizens over Soleimani killing

Tehran has announced it is pursuing dozens of people it accuses of involvement in the 2020 assassination of its Quds Force leader.
An Iranian carries the portraits of slain Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (L) during a ceremony in the capital Tehran, on January 3, 2023, to commemorate the third anniversary of their killing by a US drone strike in the Iraqi capital. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP) (Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

The Iranian judiciary said Tuesday that 94 US citizens were among over 150 people allegedly involved in the killing of Qassem 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. 

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