Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over Qassem Soleimani killing

Cheryl Sanders
June 29, 2020

The arrest warrant listing "murder and terrorism charges" has been issued and forwarded to Interpol for immediate action, he added.

US President Donald Trump delivering a statement on the US response to Iranian missile strikes, at the White House, 8 January 2020.

However, finding it hard to let go, Iran issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol to help in detaining Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed its general.

"It was possible to identify 36 persons who participated in preparations for and were involved in the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, among them political and military figures from the United States and other countries", Ali Alqasi-Mehr, Tehran's prosecutor-general, said in a statement on Monday.

He said Iran had asked Interpol to issue a "red notice" for Trump and the other individuals the Islamic Republic accuses of taking part in the killing of Soleimani.

According to Alqasi-Mehr, Iran would pursue Trump's prosecution even after the expiry of his term as president.

Under a red notice, local authorities make the arrests on behalf of the country that requested it.

Interpol, based in Lyon, France, did not immediately respond to Iran's demand.

After receiving a request, Interpol meets by committee and discusses whether or not to share the information with its member states.

As Breitbart News reported, the USA military, at the direction of Trump, killed Iran's most significant military figure, Qasem Soleimani, in drone strikes in Baghdad in the first week of January in a huge blow to the Islamic Republic.

Washington blamed Soleimani for masterminding attacks by Iran-aligned militias on USA forces in the region.

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