Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani’s killing

Tehran: Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump and 35 other unnamed officials over the assassination of its top military commander, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in January.

“Thirty-six people who were involved in the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani have been identified, including political and military officials from the US and other governments,” Press TV quoted Tehran Prosecutor Ali Alqasi-Mehr as saying.

“At the top of the list is US President Donald Trump, and his prosecution will be pursued even after the end of his term in office,” he said.

The judge added that Iran’s Judiciary has issued arrest warrants and requested “Red Notices” to be put out for them by Interpol.

Interpol has resoundingly rejected the Iranian government’s request for help in carrying out an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump, in a statement sent to CNBC.

“Under Article 3 of INTERPOL’s constitution ‘it is strictly forbidden for the Organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character’,” the Lyon-based international organization said in the emailed statement.

Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi, were killed on January 3 in a US airstrike that targeted their convoy near the Baghdad airport.

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