Iraq issued an arrest warrant for President Trump on Thursday for the killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader one year ago in a US drone strike at the Baghdad airport, according to a report.
A judge in Baghdad’s investigative court that was looking into the deaths of Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis last January issued the warrant.
Soleimani was the leader of the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and al-Muhandis headed the state-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Forces, an umbrella group composed of a number of militia groups, including those backed by Iran.
The arrest warrant is for premeditated murder, a charge that carries the death penalty upon conviction.
It was issued “after the judge recorded the statements of the claimants from the family of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis,” according to a statement from the Supreme Judicial Council.
Earlier this week, Iran asked Interpol to direct law enforcement agencies around the world to