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Trump calls on Iran to not execute wrestling star Navid Afkari

U.S. President Trump delivers speech at the USS Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina

WASHINGTON (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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