Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

  • Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

"36 individuals who cooperated, collaborated, and participated in the assassination of Hajj Qassem, including political and military authorities of the US and other countries, have been identified", Alqasi-Mehr said on Monday, according to ISNA. "General Soleimani, including political and military officials from the United States and other governments, and the worldwide police have been notified in this regard".

US President Donald Trump delivering a statement on the US response to Iranian missile strikes, at the White House, 8 January 2020.

However, finding it hard to let go, Iran issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol to help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.

He stated that Iran requested that a "red notice" be put out for Trump and the others, which is the highest level of arrest request issued by the Interpol.

Now Iran's senior prosecutor wants revenge and has Trump at the top of the list, saying the president will be facing prosecution "even after his term as president is over".

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.

Interpol, based in Lyon, France, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Ali Alqasimehr on Monday announced murder and terrorism charges in Tehran against Mr Trump over the January 3 killing of Quds force commander Qassem Suleimani, Iraqi militia head Abu Mahdi Al Muhandise, along with others near Bagdhad airport.

It is nearly certain Interpol would not grant Iran's request as its guideline for notices forbids it from "undertaking any intervention or activities of a political" nature.

The U.S. government had accused the slain general, who headed Iran's elite military force, of being responsible for the attacks on the USA and its allies in the Middle-East.