Donald Trump arrest warrant: US president faces death penalty after Iraq issues demand

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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 has been accused of premeditated murder, which carries the death penalty in Iraq.

The move follows a day of chaos in Washington when Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol in protest of the imminent election result confirmation.

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”.

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