Iraqi court orders arrest of Trump for killing of paramilitary commander

Iraqi court orders arrest of Trump for killing of paramilitary commander

- An investigation has commenced over the alleged role Donald Trump played in the killing of a top Iraqi paramilitary commander

- A court in Baghdad said the US president has questions to answer over the death of Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis

- It is unlikely that Trump would face any punitive action over Al-Muhandis' death

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An arrest warrant has been issued for the outgoing president of the United States of America, Donald Trump.

The warrant was issued by a court in Baghdad, Iraq on Thursday, January 7, as part of its investigation into the killing of top Iraqi paramilitary commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in 2020, Forbes reported.

Al-Muhandis was killed in a targeted US drone strike alongside Iranian Revolutionary Guard general, Qassem Soleimani, outside the Iraqi capital’s airport in January last year.

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Source: UGC

The US president later disclosed that he ordered the strike on the motorcade that killed the two men. According to Aljazeera, the court said on the decision to issue the warrant:

“[It] was made after the judge recorded the statements of the claimants from the family of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis."

The warrant was issued under Article 406 of the penal code which provides for the death penalty in all cases of premeditated murder.

The order by the Baghdad court comes after Iran issued its own arrest requests, via the international police agency Interpol over the drone strike that killed Iranian general, Qassim Soleimani.

A Tehran prosecutor, Ali Alqasimehr, accused Trump, and more than 30 others of being involved in the attack that killed the general.

In another report, Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff and current special envoy to Northern Ireland has resigned.

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CNN reported he told CNBC in an interview this morning that he called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last night and resigned. Briefly.co.za gathered that he called Pompeo on Wednesday, January 6, to notify him of his resignation, stressing that he could no longer stay.

In other news, retired South African golfer Gary Player has caused outrage amongst South Africans after he accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump after the siege at Capitol Hill in the US.

The 85-year-old's son, Marc, shared a few posts on Twitter about his father accepting the award from Trump. He stated that he "wished" his father had declined the award handed out to him and Annika Sorenstam.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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