Published On: Mon, Jun 29th, 2020

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

The United States killed General Soleimani in a drone attack near Baghdad International Airport in January.


Prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr announced on Monday that the Islamic Republic issued a warrant arrest for US President Donald Trump and dozens of others. Iran asked Interpol for help in detaining the president for carrying out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general General Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad.

The assassination came after months of incidents raising tensions between the US and Iran.

Trump accuses, along with more than 30 others, of involvement in the attack that killed Soleimani on January 3. The president faces “murder and terrorism charges”, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought other than Trump, but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.

The news agency quoted Alqasimehr as saying Iran had requested a “red notice”, the highest-level notice issued by Interpol requesting that seeks the location and arrest of the individual named.

It is unlikely Interpol would grant Iran’s request as its guideline for notices forbids it from “undertaking any intervention or activities of a political” nature.

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