Trump Calls on Iran to Not Execute Wrestling Star Navid Afkari
US President Donald Trump on Thursday called on Iran not to execute champion wrestler Navid Afkari, citing a Fox News report that Afkari had been sentenced to death for participating in anti-government demonstrations in 2018.
“To the leaders of Iran, I would greatly appreciate if you would spare this young man’s life, and not execute him. Thank you!” Trump said in a tweet that included a link to the Fox News report.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2020