Iran issues arrest warrants for Trump over killing of Soleimani

Iran issues arrest warrant against Trump over killing of top general asks Interpol to help

Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Mr Trump and 35 others faced murder and terrorism charges, and that Interpol had been asked to help detain them.

Soleimani was killed in a United States drone strike at Baghdad International Airport in January along with five others, including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).

"It's a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously and makes the Iranians look foolish", he said.

"If or when any such requests were to be sent to the General Secretariat, in accordance with the provisions of our constitution and rules, Interpol would not consider requests of this nature", the global policing body told The National.

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. "Some other individuals, including a number of operators of the American drones have not been identified yet, but this will happen soon". "They supervised, acted upon, and ordered [it]", Mr Alqasimehr was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.

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.

The prosecutor general explained that Trump is at the top of the list and he'll be facing prosecution even after his term as president comes to an end.

"Iran will not stop its efforts until these people are brought to justice", he declared.

USA 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.

"This has a political nature".

In the Monday gathering, hosted by Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for worldwide and Legal Affairs and attended by representatives of political, legal, security, military and judicial organizations, the latest developments surrounding the case of assassination of Lt.

Under its constitution, it was "strictly forbidden for the organisation to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character", it said. Iran's semi-official news agency Fars reported Tehran is now asking Interpol to assist with the arrest of US President Donald.



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