Iran issues arrest warrants for Trump over killing of Soleimani

  • Iran issues arrest warrants for Trump over killing of Soleimani

Iran issues arrest warrants for Trump over killing of Soleimani

"It was possible to identify 36 persons who participated in preparations for and were involved in the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, among them political and military figures from the United States and other countries", Ali Alqasi-Mehr, Tehran's prosecutor-general, said in a statement on Monday.

He said Iran had asked Interpol to issue a "red notice" for President Trump and the other individuals the Islamic Republic accuses of taking part in the killing of Soleimani.

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

Iran according to Aljazeera, said she would pursue Trump's prosecution even after his presidency ends.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a USA strike, was one of the most popular figures in Iran and seen as a deadly adversary by America and its allies.

After a meeting of the country's Supreme Judicial Council, Tehran prosecutor Ali Al Qasi Mehr announced the measures against the USA president and 36 others they accuse of being behind the January 3 air strike outside Baghdad that killed Suleimani and Iraqi militia head Abu Mahdi Al Muhandis. The notices cannot force countries to arrest or extradite suspects, but can put government leaders on the spot and limit suspects' travel. Interpol has no requirement for making any of the notices public, though some do get published on its website.

The assassination came after months of incidents raising tensions between the two countries and ultimately saw Iran retaliate with a ballistic missile strike targeting American troops in Iraq.