Iraq Court Issues Arrest Warrant Against Donald Trump For 'Murder' Of Gen Qassem Soleimani

Baghdad: An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for outgoing President Donald Trump in reference to the killing of an Iranian basic and a strong Iraqi militia chief final 12 months, Iraq’s judiciary stated. ALSO READ | US Capitol Siege: China Smelled Misplaced ‘Retribution’ Whereas World Expressed Shock Over Chaotic Scenes

The warrant was issued by a choose in Baghdad’s investigative courtroom tasked with probing the Washington-directed drone strike that killed Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the courtroom’s media workplace stated. They have been killed exterior the capital’s airport final January.

Al-Muhandis was the deputy chief of the state-sanctioned Fashionable Mobilization Forces, an umbrella group composed of an array of militias, together with Iran-backed teams, fashioned to struggle the Islamic State group.

Soleimani headed the expeditionary Quds power of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The arrest warrant was for a cost of premeditated homicide, which carries the loss of life penalty on conviction. It’s unlikely to be carried out however symbolic within the waning days of Trump’s presidency.

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The choice to challenge the warrant “was made after the choose recorded the statements of the claimants from the household of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in accordance with an announcement from the Supreme Judicial Council. The investigation into the killings is ongoing, the courtroom stated.

The killings sparked a diplomatic disaster and strained U.S.-Iraq ties, drawing the ire of Shiite political lawmakers who handed a non-binding decision to stress the federal government to oust overseas troops from the nation.

Iran-backed teams have since stepped up assaults towards the American presence in Iraq, resulting in threats by Washington to shutter its Baghdad diplomatic mission.



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