Donald Trump has been issued an arrest warrant by an Iraqi court after being accused of premeditated murder, an offence punishable by the death penalty in the Middle East state.
The warrant was issued in relation to the killing of Iranian military general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis last year.
The arrest warrant was issued today by a court in Baghdad.
He’s been accused of premeditated murder, which holds a death penalty in Iraq.
Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council said they issued the warrant after the judge recorded the statements of the claimants from the family of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
The move follows a day of disorder in Washington when Donald Trump’s followers stormed the US Capitol in protest of the looming election result confirmation.
The chaos raged after Donald Trump gave his fans a jolt into action in a protest outside the White House and encouraged them to march to the Capitol.
As politicians from across the spectrum condemned Donald Trump in the aftermath, the president committed to an orderly transition on January 20 after Congress belatedly approved his Democratic challenger’s victory.
Iran’s president said it demonstrated the weakness of Western democracy while officials in China and Russia compared the storming to protests in Hong Kong and Ukraine.
Hassan Rouhani said in a televised address that what happened in America demonstrated what a failure Western democracy is and that a populist man damaged the prestige of his country.
It comes amid rising tensions between Iran and the West and the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab condemned a profound and damaging infringement of Iran’s nuclear agreement.
This week Iran began enriching uranium to levels unseen since the 2015 agreement which relieved embargoes in exchange for Tehran agreeing to impede its nuclear ambitions.
Dominic Raab said Tehran’s commencement of uranium enrichment up to 20 per cent risks compromising the important possibility for a return to diplomacy with a new US administration.
He said that Iran must never acquire nuclear weapons.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal has looked increasingly fragile since outgoing president Donald Trump yanked the United States out of it in 2018.
The United Kingdom, France and Germany, which along with China and Russia remain signed up to the deal, said Iran’s latest move was a clear breach of the deal.
But nevermind Iran, Donald Trump committed premeditated murder yesterday in his own Capitol.
He provoked the crowd to march on Capitol building and he vetoed the Mayor’s proposal to deploy the National Guard to protect it and he failed to condemn an attack on the symbol of American democracy and continued to reiterate his bare-faced lies in an endeavour to justify the behaviour of the crowd.
It was ultimately left to Vice President Pence to belatedly summon the deployment of the National Guard and I expect that investigation of the President’s communications since he lost the election will demonstrate his culpability in organising what was an endeavoured coup d’etat. Treason!
And as for the attempts to blame the Democrats, Black Lives Matter or Antifa for a disgrace riot, there’s just one word – tragic.
The Vice President and his colleagues need to invoke Amendment 25, dismiss him from office, and detain him while his numerous crimes are investigated thoroughly and then prosecute him.
But then again how many innocent Iraqi’s did George W Bush kill under the pretext of them having weapons of mass destruction, which he knew they didn’t have, yet nothing happened to him, and sadly nothing will happen to Donald Trump.