Trump on arrest warrant over killing of Iran top general: Trump on arrest warrant over killing of Iran top general: Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump. Others on the warrant are 35 Americans who are accused of killing top general Qassem Soleimani.
Iran asks Interpol to help arrest Trump
Iran has asked Interpol for help. Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday.
The United States dismissed the idea of acting on such a warrant.
The United States killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force. This was with a drone strike in Iraq on Jan. 3. Washington accused Soleimani of masterminding attacks by Iranian-aligned militias on U.S forces in the region.
Alqasimehr said the warrants had been issued on charges of murder and terrorist action. He said Iran had asked Interpol to issue a “red notice” seeking the arrest of Trump. And the other individuals the Islamic Republic accuses of taking part in the killing of Soleimani should be arrested.
U.S Iran envoy Brian Hook said the warrant was a “propaganda stunt”.
“Our assessment is that Interpol does not intervene and issue red notices of political nature,” he said.
“This is a political nature. This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability. It is a propaganda stunt that no-one takes seriously.”
Interpol said in a statement that its constitution forbade it to undertake “any intervention or activities of a political. Even military, religious or racial character”.Interpol would not consider requests of this nature.
Alqasimehr said Iran would continue to pursue the matter after Trump left office.
Donald Trump will be seeking a second term of office to lead US as president.
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