Prosecutor In Iran Claims He Has Issued An Arrest Warrant For Trump

Clay Curtis
July 1, 2020

According to the worldwide news agency, Iran has issued arrest warrants for 30 people, including US President Donald Trump, blaming the death of General Qasim Soleimani, but the names of none other than President Trump have been revealed at the official level.

Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr claims that Iran requested Interpol to issue a "red notice" for Trump and the other individuals as the Islamic republic believes their involvement in the killing of Qassem Soleimani.

An Interpol red notice is a request circulated to police around the world to locate and arrest a person wanted either by a country or an global tribunal, pending extradition or similar legal action. However, the charges underscore the heightened tensions between Iran and the United States since Trump unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers.

US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook called the move a "political stunt" during a joint press conference with the Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir on Monday.

However, Alqasimehr stopped short of identifying anyone else sought other than Donald Trump but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his tenure as president.

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Local authorities end up making the arrests on behalf of the country that requests it.

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

However, Interpol which is based in Lyon, France didn't respond immediately over the request.

Interpol later issued a statement saying its guidelines for notices forbids it from "any intervention or activities of a political" nature. Interpol has no prerequisite for producing any of the notices general public, although some do get printed on its site. 1000's of Iraqis chanted "Death to America" as they mourned people killed in a US drone assault that sparked fears of a regional proxy war in between Washington and Tehran.

Soleimani, who oversaw the Iran Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force, was killed in a drone strike on January 3 near Baghdad's global airport. It came after months of rising tensions between the two countries.

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