Iran Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump Over The Murder of Top Iranian General

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Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump and has asked Interpol for help in detaining him and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.

 

According to reports from the semi-official ISNA news agency, Ali Alqasimehr, Tehran prosecutor said on Monday, 29th June, that Trump, along with more than 30 others Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 attack that killed General Qassem Soleimani, face “murder and terrorism charges”.

 

Apart from Trump’s name, Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought after. However, He stressed that Iran would continue to pursue Trump’s prosecution even after his presidency ends.

 

Alqasimehr was also quoted as saying Iran had requested a “red notice” be put out for Trump and the others, the highest-level arrest request issued by Interpol.

 

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

 

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

 

In the January air strike near Baghdad International Airport, the US killed General Soleimani, who oversaw the Revolutionary Guard’s expeditionary Quds Force, and others.

 

The air strike came after months of incidents raising tensions between the two countries. However, following Soleimani’s murder, Iran retaliated with a ballistic missile strike targeting American troops in Iraq.

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