Trump Calls on Iran to Not Execute Wrestling Star Navid Afkari

Navid Afkari. Kayhan London

WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) – U.S. 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.

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Eric Beech)

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