Lahore, 7th January: An Iraqi court on Thursday issued the arrest warrants for the US President Donald Trump on a charge of premeditated murder.
Baaghi TV: According to reports, an arrest warrant was issued on Thursday for the outgoing US President Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi militia leader last year.
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The court media office informed that a judge in Baghdad’s investigative court issued warrants, which were tasked with probing the Washington-directed drone strike that killed Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. They were killed outside the capital’s airport last January.
According to reports from Iraq’s publications, Al-Muhandis was the deputy leader of the state-sanctioned Popular Mobilisation Forces, an umbrella group comprising of the militias, including Iran-backed groups, formed to fight the Islamic State group.
Soleimani headed the expeditionary Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.
As per reports, the arrest warrant was for a charge of preplanned murder, which carries the death penalty on conviction.
According to a statement from the Supreme Judicial Council, the decision to issue the warrant was made after the judge recorded the statements of the claimants from the family of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
The court has said that the investigation into the killings is still going on.
Hence, the killings had strained the US-Iraq ties and sparked a diplomatic crisis between the two countries.
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