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Iraq urged to refer terror case of resistance martyrs to ICJ

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Judge Mahmoud al-Hassan made the remarks on Sat. and emphasized that ruling of Iraqi judiciary against US incumbent President Donald Trump is a manifestation of meaning of ‘justice’.

The crime occurred at Baghdad International Airport is not subject to international immunity, he added.

He went on to say that the lawsuit against US President Trump must be referred to the Interpol.

On Jan. 07, the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council ordered the arrest of US President Donald Trump for the assassination of former Iran IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani and Second-in-Command of Iraq PMU Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

The special judge of Al-Rusafa Investigation Court, who is in charge of case of the assassination of martyrs Gen. Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump under Article 406 of the Iraqi Penal Code.

Iranian and Iraqi resistance commanders were assassinated by US terrorist forces at Baghdad International Airport on Jan. 03, 2020.

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Culture min., Cinema Organization head send messages to TISFF

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Salehi, in his message to TISFF, which was inaugurated in Tehran on Jan 20, said the short film is a quatrain of the world of images and the  Iranians are forerunners in writing couplets in the world and will be the same in producing short films. 

In the meantime, Entezami in his message hailed the organizers of the festival and wished further success for them.

Commenting on holding the festival in an online format, Entezami underscored that good measures have been taken and instead of shutting down and being passive in the face of the Coronavirus phenomenon.

He said the festival organizers have created new opportunities and conditions, including the distancing of different sections of the festival.

Entezami also hoped that a significant part of the works, which in terms of quality and quantity, will be considered more and better than the performance of young filmmakers last year.

Presided by Sadeq Mousavi, some 63 short films will vie in the international section of the event from 19 countries including France, India, US, Spain, Germany, Ghana, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Russia, South Africa, Belgium, Kazakhstan as well as Iran.

The short films will also stream online for filmgoers during the event, and winners will be announced on January 25.

In this year edition, over 4,986 foreign and 1,700 Iranian short films were submitted to different sections of the festival.

In the meantime, 146 Iranian films are competing in the national sections of the event which include feature, documentary, experimental and animation.

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Dustin Diamond undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer

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Original Saved By The Bell star Dustin Diamond has begun chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with cancer, according to his representative.

Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit 90s sitcom, was taken to hospital earlier this month in Florida.

Last week, his team disclosed he had cancer.

“Dustin has completed his first round of chemo and his next round is being scheduled. He will also begin his physical therapy soon,” the actor’s spokesman, Roger Paul, said in a statement.

“Dustin is looking forward to spending more time with his girlfriend, playing his bass guitar/video games, as well as making videos for his fans on social media,” Mr Paul added.

Saved By The Bell aired from 1989 to 1993, and its spinoffs included Saved By The Bell: The College Years and “Saved By The Bell: The New Class, both of which Diamond starred in.

A sequel was launched on Peacock this fall featuring many from the original cast, including Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Diamond was not included.

Diamond has been sued several times for delinquent taxes and in foreclosure proceedings for missing mortgage payments.

He has appeared on reality TV shows, made a sex tape and produced a tell-all documentary on Lifetime TV called The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story.

In 2015, he was sentenced to serve four months in jail for his part in a Wisconsin barroom stabbing.

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