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Iraq issues arrest warrants against Trump

 International Desk

 Published: 10:32 AM, 8 January 2021  

Donald Trump; Photo: Collected

Donald Trump; Photo: Collected

A court in Iraq has issued an arrest warrant against incumbent US President Donald Trump. The warrant was issued in January last year in connection with the killing of Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a drone strike.

On January 3 last year, Muhandis, the deputy head of the Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) group, was killed in a US drone strike outside the Baghdad airport. The same attack killed General Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The attack was ordered by Donald Trump. In the aftermath of the assassination, Trump said the “two for the price of one” was over.

Earlier in June last year, Iran issued an arrest warrant against Trump. The International Police Organization (Interpol) was also asked to issue a red notice against Trump.

Citing the judiciary, France24 reported that an arrest warrant had been issued against Trump under Article 406 of the Iraqi Penal Code. This section provides for the death penalty for premeditated murder.