An international arrest warrant has been issued by Spain for three US soldiers accused of causing the death of Jose Couso, 37, a TV cameraman for Spain's Telecinco during the Iraq war.

Couso died in April when a US tank fired upon the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad where the international press corp was based and filmed the US tank which caused his death firing upon the Hotel.

The Spanish Supreme Court is now investigating the possibility of freezing the 3 soldiers in question US assets in case of future compensation claims although experts say that the US is unlikely to comply with this latest international arrest warrant.