Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump for killing of Qassem Soleimani

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the killing of its top commander Qasem Soleimani. The government has asked Interpol for help in detaining Trump and others it believes carried out the drone strike in January that killed Soleimani in Baghdad.

Ali Alghasi-Mehr, the attorney general of Tehran, named Trump and 35 others Iran has accused of involvement in Soleimani’s death as facing “murder and terrorism charges,” and was quoted as saying he had asked Interpol to issue “red notices” for them — the highest level notice Interpol can issue on an individual to pursue their arrest. 

It’s highly unlikely that Interpol would honour Iran’s request, as its guidelines forbid it from “undertaking any intervention or activities of a political” nature.

While Trump faces no danger of arrest, the charges however has escalated the tensions between Iran and the United States.

Soleimani, who oversaw the Revolutionary Guard’s expeditionary Quds Force was killed in the January by a drone strike near Baghdad International Airport.

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