Iran said Monday that seeking revenge for the United States’ assassination of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Qasem Soleimani is a “basic and definite principle” of the country’s foreign policy.
“It is a definite principle in the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran that [those involved in Soleimani's assassination] must be brought to justice,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
He made the remarks in response to a question on whether Iran would disregard the perpetrators of Soleimani’s assassination in return for delisting IRGC from the US State Department list of terrorist organizations.
“The basic principle in the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran was formed after the cowardly assassination," he said.
"The action taken by the perpetrators and advisers of this cowardly act will not go unpunished.”