IRAN today threatened to prosecute Donald Trump for "terrorism" after its top general was assassinated in a US drone strike in Baghdad.
The pariah state claimed it would launch a case at the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the killing of General Qasem Soleimani earlier this month.
His death had led to a crisis in the Middle East and was followed by Iranian rocket attacks on US bases in Iraq and the shooting down of a passenger jet over Tehran.
The US and Iran appear to have pulled back from the brink of World War 3.
But the war of words continued today as Tehran's justice ministry vowed to hold Mr Trump "accountable".
Spokesman Gholam Hossein Ismaili said: "It's clear the assassination of General Soleimani was a terrorist action.
"We intend to prosecute the US military, the government and Trump in the International Criminal Court in The Hague for this crime."
He added that the US could also be prosecuted in Iraqi courts and in the Supreme Court of Iran.
Iran's Chief of Justice Ebrahim Raisi has previously said the US President should be held to account for killing Soleimani.
The Hague is where warlords such as Serbian butcher Ratko Mladic and Liberian dictator Charles Taylor have been tried for genocide and other crimes against humanity.
Mr Trump has said he ordered the drone strike because the general – a revered figure for many Iranians – was plotting an attack on the US embassy in Iraq.