Attorneys for Alex Saab made the filing in Miami federal court Thursday just hours after prosecutors in the African nation of Cape Verde said they granted the year-old Colombian house arrest as he fights extradition to the U. He was detained last June when his jet made a refueling stop on a flight to Tehran, where he was allegedly sent to negotiate deals to exchange Venezuelan gold for Iranian gasoline. The dismissal motion cites the late s prosecution of former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega to argue that Saab should be allowed to enter a defense even before extradition. Normally, defendants who are considered fugitives are barred from being heard in federal court.
During the second and last stage of the drills, codenamed the Great Prophet 15, the IRGC's long-range missiles detected and destroyed the targets as they were sailing 1, kilometers away in a remote area in the ocean. While it is customary to destroy the mobile naval targets with low-speed cruise missiles, Iran can launch ballistic missiles from inland territories to hit targets in the ocean, the general said, hailing it as a great defense achievement of the IRGC Aerospace Force. Major General Salami noted that the IRGC forces have practiced a ballistic missile operation at the war game to evaluate their defense tactics in action and be prepared to repeat the strike in real conditions if necessary. A mixed attack, involving a new generation of surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and drones, was carried out and all designated targets were destroyed with pinpoint accuracy. Ballistic missiles of Zulfaghar, Zelzal and Dezful classes were also fired at targets during Friday drills. The missiles are reportedly equipped with detachable warheads and capable of being controlled outside the atmosphere. Major General Salami said the missiles and drones showcased in the drills indicate the Iranian nation's strong resolve to defend their vital interests.
Iran launches ballistic missile drill with drones that resemble those used in Saudi Arabia attacks
Published Thursday, January 21, Democratic members of the U. House and Senate have called on incoming President Joe Biden to take quick action on his campaign pledge to end the federal death penalty. Legislators introduced three bills to abolish the federal death penalty and urged the President to issue executive orders to halt federal executions and commute the death sentences of those on federal death row. Citing the more than people exonerated from U.
Published Thursday, January 21, Democratic members of the U. House and Senate have called on incoming President Joe Biden to take quick action on his campaign pledge to end the federal death penalty.