Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For President Trump That Interpol Rejects

Cheryl Sanders
July 1, 2020

United States envoy for Iran Brian Hook responded to the arrest warrants and called the move a "propaganda stunt" at a press conference in Saudi Arabia on Monday.

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the killing of top Iranian commander Gen Qasem Soleimani in Iraq in January.

Tehran Prosecutor General Ali Alqasi-Mehr said that 36 individuals have been identified in connection with the drone strike that killed Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani on January 3.

Iran has issued an arrest warrant and questioned Interpol for enable in detaining U.S. President Donald Trump over the killing of Soleimani.

That was something noted by Brian Hook, the USA special representative for Iran, who dismissed the announcement during a news conference in Saudi Arabia on Monday.

Local authorities generally make the arrests on behalf of the country that requests it. Red notice represents the highest level arrest request issued by Interpol. The notices cannot pressure nations around the world to arrest or extradite suspects, but can place govt leaders on the place and restrict suspects' vacation.

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

Interpol has no requirement for making any of the notices public, though some do get published on its website.

In a statement to CNN, Interpol said it "would not consider requests of this nature".

It should be noted that on January 3 this year, General Qasim Soleimani, a very popular general in Iran, was killed in a U.S. attack on Baghdad Airport by the most powerful force of Iran, Al-Quds.

"Immediately after the U.S. committed that crime, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken the worldwide political measures and has conveyed the Iranian people and government's protest to the global organizations, including the United Nations, the Security Council, and the other relevant worldwide organizations, calling on them to take action in this regard proportional to the area of their responsibilities respectively", the Iranian diplomat added. It arrived right after months of mounting tensions in between the two nations around the world.

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