Trump-Hating Iranian Judge Travels To Washington

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( – Following the story by Fox News Digital about the Department of Justice having invited Iraq judge Faiq Zidan to Washington, D.C. a lot of confusion had erupted. Zidan had previously tried to get former President Donald Trump arrested.

Last week, a State Department spokesperson confirmed that the justice Department intended to host Faiq Zidan, the Supreme Judicial Council President. They added that they were going to defer to the Justice Department any questions regarding the meeting as they were the ones who would be hosting them. He added that they engage with a number of their Iraq counterparts and that the DOJ often had meetings with foreign judicial leaders, including those from Iraq.

However, last Thursday a source familiar with the situation stated that Zidan was not going to be attending a meeting with Department of Justice officials. On Monday, a spokesperson for Zidan also sent a WhatsApp message to Fox News Digital stating that because of the war conditions right now the visit of Zidan to Washington had been postponed. She added that when Zidan did visit Washington he would be holding a meeting to provide clarifications for issues that are not currently clear to American public opinion.

In January Zidan became known for having filed an arrest warrant for Trump over the U.S. killing of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani. The Iranian commander had allegedly overseen the killing of over 600 American military personnel. According to one of Zidan’s reported statements, he had called for justice for Soleimani who he referred to as a martyr.

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