Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of PMF commander

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving on November 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — An Iraqi court on Thursday ordered an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump over the killing of Hashid al-Shaabi commander in a drone strike in Baghdad.

Rusafa Investigative Court, which investigated the killing of Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, issued the arrest warrant for Trump in accordance with Article 406 of the Iraqi Penal Code, the Supreme Judicial Council said.

“The verdict was made after the judge recorded statements of the personal claimants from the family of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis,” the supreme judicial court said in a statement.

“The investigation procedures are ongoing to find out the other participants in the execution of the crime, whether they are Iraqis of foreigners.”

Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, who headed an elite overseas unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, was killed along with Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on Jan. 3, 2020, in a U.S. drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport.

Previous Article

U.S. Congress certifies Biden’s Electoral College victory

Next Article

Watchdog recorded 138 violations against journalists in Kurdistan Region   

Related Posts