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Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For President Trump, Asks Interpol For Help

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Iranian prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said his nation has issued an arrest warrant for President Donald Trump, asking Interpol for help in detaining US President, as well as others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, according to reports.

Soleimani who was a designated terrorist by the United States, was killed in a January, 3 attack in Iraq. He was wanted for the planning and death of hundreds of Americans and thousands of people all over the world. Trump said he ordered the U.S. drone strike that killed Soleimani, who was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force. He, along with other Iranian, military officials were killed at the Baghdad International Airport. At the time, Soleimani was planning an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

White House officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

According to Al Jazeera, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Monday that Trump, along with more than 30 others, will face “murder and terrorism charges.” The news agency said that Alqasimehr did not name anyone other than Trump, “but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.”

Interpol has not immediately responded to a request for comment on this developing story.

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Taliban Holds Parade for 250 Newly Trained Soldiers with American-Made Weapons Left Behind

As the result of an ill-prepared withdrawal that went horribly wrong, the Taliban now holds a large stock of weapons and equipment left behind.

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On Sunday, Taliban forces held a very bone-chilling parade showing off their captured American-made armored military vehicles and Russian helicopters. The act was “a display that showed their ongoing transformation from an insurgent force to a regular standing army” writes CNN.

The Taliban are no longer terror insurgents fighting against American forces that had once freed Afghanistan from the Taliban. As the result of an ill-prepared withdrawal that went horribly wrong, the Taliban now holds a large stock of weapons and equipment left behind.

The parade was part of a graduation for 250 newly trained Taliban soldiers, said defense ministry spokesman Enayatullah Khwarazmi. CNN reports, “The exercise involved dozens of US-made M117 armored security vehicles driving slowly up and down a major Kabul road with MI-17 helicopters patrolling overhead. Many soldiers carried American-made M4 assault rifles.”

Tragically, much of the weaponry taunted in the parade by Taliban forces were supplied by the United States to the American-backed government in Kabul during the past two decades. The equipment was to aid an Afghan national force and make it capable of fighting the Taliban.

As forces fled Afghanistan, some of the military equipment provided by western forces was flown into Central Asian Countries in an attempt to avoid it landing in the hands of the Taliban. It remains unclear exactly how much of what did end up in Taliban control is still operational.

American troops destroyed over 70 aircraft and dozens of armored vehicles, as well as disabled air defenses before flying out of Kabul during the frenetic evacuation. CNN reports “Taliban officials have said that pilots, mechanics and other specialists from the former Afghan National Army would be integrated into a new force, which has also started wearing conventional military uniforms in place of the traditional Afghan clothing normally worn by their fighters.”

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