An arrest warrant issued by the Iraqi judiciary against Trump concerning the case of the assassination of Soleimani and Al-Mohandes adds to the failure of a US attempt to renew the embargo on the sale of arms to Iran, not to mention the humiliation experienced by the United States after the CGRI missile attack on the Ain al-Asad base in Iraq, at a time when the Iraqi Resistance seems to be the main recipient of Iranian arms.
Since the cowardly assassination of the two Resistance commanders in Iraq, the Americans have been repeatedly humiliated both militarily and politically at the international level. Indeed, after the Iranian ballistic attack on the US military base at Ain al-Asad in Iraq, which has largely discredited the US not only in the region but around the world, Washington has tried to extend the embargo on arms sales to Iran and trigger the Snapback mechanism to harden its policy of maximum pressure, but all attempts to do so have failed and have even been blocked by the US’s European allies. Another great shock inflicted on the Americans was the decision of the Iraqi Justice to issue an arrest warrant against Donald Trump for the assassination of the two Resistance commanders, which he had ordered in January 2020. All of the above-mentioned events constituted a kind of resistance to the illegal and arrogant measures of the United States and proved to the world that the era of a unipolar world was indeed over. Now everyone knows that the United States, too, will have to claim the consequences of what it is doing.
After the U.S. military base at Ain al-Asad was hit by 13 Fateh-313 and Qiam ballistic missiles in retaliation for the assassinations of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, U.S. leaders, even supporters of the war and President Trump himself, showed themselves to be weak and reversed their threats. According to military experts, the failure of the United States to respond to the Iranian missile attack on its military base in Iraq is an unprecedented event since the end of World War II and seriously undermines US hegemony in the region. On August 15, 2020, the United States, which had sent its emissaries to Europe and West Asia to convince other countries to give the green light to extend the embargo on arms sales to Iran, failed to obtain sufficient votes: Russia and China voted against, 11 members of the Security Council opted to abstain, and only the representatives of the United States and the Dominican Republic voted in favor of renewing the embargo.
Furthermore, Washington’s unreasonable argument that it was in a position to trigger the Snapback Mechanism, part of the nuclear agreement, although it had withdrawn from the agreement, put the United States out of business, while other countries, even their allies, called this attempt “illegal”.
The most recent humiliating blow to the Trump administration was an arrest warrant issued by the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council for Donald Trump in connection with the case of the assassination of the two Resistance commanders. “An arrest warrant against the outgoing President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has been issued in accordance with the provisions of Article 406 of the Iraqi Penal Code,” the Supreme Judicial Council said in a statement on Thursday, January 7.
The decision to issue the warrant “came after the judge recorded the statements of Abu Mehdi al-Mohandes’ family”, the court said that investigations would continue “to identify other persons who participated in the execution of this crime, whether Iraqis or foreigners”.
On Friday, the Hashd al-Shaabi supported, in a statement, the courageous decision of the Iraqi Justice”. Iraq is a member of Interpol and this arrest warrant will force this organization to cooperate with the Iraqi government”, the Hashd statement said, adding: “According to this warrant, Trump will never be allowed to enter Iraq. “The Hashd al-Shaabi warned that the next retaliation would take place inside the United States and that Trump would no longer feel safe even in his own home. After the assassination of the two Resistance commanders, Iraqis took to the streets in massive numbers to demand loud and clear that the U.S. military be expelled from Iraq.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – FN