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According to Baghdad Today news agency, the President of Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zaidan, announced on 5 January the issuance of an arrest warrant for former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Zaidan mentioned in a statement that the Iraqi judiciary issued an arrest warrant for former US President Donald Trump, who confessed to giving the green light to kill Iranian top commander Qassem Soleimani and his Iraqi counterpart Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a drone strike in early 2020.
The head of the Iraqi Judicial Council made the comments during the third anniversary of Soleimani’s murder in Baghdad, where several prominent Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Mohammad Shia’ al-Sudani, were present.
In his speech, Zidan denounced the deadly strike and claimed that former President Trump, who officially “admitted to committing the crime,” has been given an arrest warrant by the nation’s highest court.
“Why has he not yet been held accountable for this heinous crime?” Zaidan asked.
Back in April 2022, the Iranian foreign ministry placed sanctions on both current US officials and former officials, according to an official announcement.
Nine US officials have been added to Iran’s sanctions list for supporting terrorism around the world, while 15 other US officials were added for human rights violations.
The Iranian foreign ministry said the designated officials “have taken part in supporting, organizing, and imposing the United States Unilateral Coercive Measures against the people and government of Iran. They have also financed and supported terrorist groups and terrorist acts against Iran, as well as the repressive measures of the Zionist regime of Israel in the region, particularly against the Palestinian people.”
Among the well-known names that Iran has linked to terrorist activities are retired General George W. Casey Jr., Trump lawyer and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, former US vice president Joe Lieberman, US ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea, and former US ambassador to Israel David Friedman.
Giuliani was an adviser to former US president Donald Trump, who ordered the assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on 3 January 2020.
Giuliani has also been a guest at several so-called ‘Free Iran’ conferences held by Mujahideen-e-Khalk (MEK), a terrorist organization led by Iranian ex-pats. The MEK has killed scores of Iranian civilians throughout the decades.