Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump, asks Interpol to help

Clay Curtis
June 29, 2020

He described the charges as "murder" and "terrorist act" and added, "President Donald Trump is at the top of the list, and his prosecution will be pursued even after his term is over".

The IRNA news agency quoted Tehran Prosecutor General Ali Alqasi-Mehr, who said that 36 individuals had been identified in connection with the assassination of Soleimani, who was killed at Baghdad's global airport on 3 January.

Recall that the USA military killed Soleimani in an air strike outside Baghdad global airport.

The prosecutor was quoted as saying that Iran had requested a "red notice" be put out for Trump and the others, which represents the highest-level arrest request issued by Interpol.

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

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The US killed Soleimani, who oversaw the Revolutionary Guard's expeditionary Quds Force, and others in the January strike near Baghdad International Airport.

According to the official, judicial authorities adopted a resolution to bring these persons to justice and to appeal to Interpol to issue red notices against them.

On January 3, Trump ordered airstrikes that martyred General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), in Baghdad's global airport.

The US blamed Suleimani for orchestrating Iran's network of armed proxy forces across the region as well as planning and coordinating attacks - including against US and Western forces.

"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", the TV station said.

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