IRAN at present threatened to prosecute Donald Trump for “terrorism” after its prime basic was assassinated in a US drone strike in Baghdad.
The pariah state claimed it could launch a case on the Worldwide Prison Court docket in The Hague over the killing of Common Qasem Soleimani earlier this month.
His demise had led to a disaster within the Center East and was adopted by Iranian rocket assaults on US bases in Iraq and the taking pictures down of a passenger jet over Tehran.
The US and Iran seem to have pulled again from the brink of World Struggle 3.
However the disagreement continued at present as Tehran’s justice ministry vowed to carry Mr Trump “accountable”.
Spokesman Gholam Hossein Ismaili mentioned: “It’s clear the assassination of Common Soleimani was a terrorist motion.
“We intend to prosecute the US army, the federal government and Trump within the Worldwide Prison Court docket in The Hague for this crime.”
He added that the US may be prosecuted in Iraqi courts and within the Supreme Court docket of Iran.
Iran’s Chief of Justice Ebrahim Raisi has beforehand mentioned the US President ought to be held to account for killing Soleimani.
The Hague is the place warlords corresponding to Serbian butcher Ratko Mladic and Liberian dictator Charles Taylor have been tried for genocide and different crimes in opposition to humanity.
Mr Trump has mentioned he ordered the drone strike as a result of the overall – a revered determine for a lot of Iranians – was plotting an assault on the US embassy in Iraq.
Soleimani, head of the scary Quds power, spearheaded Tehran’s proxy wars within the Center East and funded terror teams in Syria and elsewhere.
Mr Trump and UK prime minister Boris Johnson have mentioned Soleimani has “blood on his fingers” over the deaths of 1000’s of innocents.
Tens of millions lined the streets for Soleimani’s three-day funeral – and greater than 50 mourners had been crushed to demise in a stampede.
However his demise additionally sparked anti-regime protests that prompted the illegal arrest of Britain’s ambassador in Tehran.
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It emerged yesterday Israeli spies gave the US particulars of Soleimani’s flight to Baghdad after he met Hezbollah terror leaders in Beirut.
At the moment Canadian PM Justin Trudeau hinted he blamed Donald Trump for the taking pictures down of a Ukraine Worldwide Airways jet with 176 on board – together with 63 of his nation’s residents.
He mentioned: “If there was no escalation not too long ago within the area, these Canadians could be proper now house with their households.”