Iran issues arrest warrant against Trump, ask Interpol to help in detaining him

Iran, arrest warrant, Trump, Interpol
President Donald Trump and Ali Khamenei of Iran (Pics credit: Business Insider)

Iran government has issued an arrest warrant against Donald Trump, and called on the Interpol for help in detaining him and others they believe carried out the drone strike that killed their top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad.

Ali Alqasimehr, Tehran prosecutor, said that President Donald Trump and dozen others will face “murder and terrorism charges” for the January 3 air strike at Baghdad International Airport, according to the Iranian Students News Agency.

Recall that on January 3, 2020, the United States military killed Soleimani in an air strike outside Baghdad international airport. The killing of the Iranian top general sparked many reactions all over the world.

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Responding to the warrant, the United States’ Iran envoy Brian Hook debunked the move which he referred to as a “propaganda stunt”.

He said at a news conference in Saudi Arabia:

“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,” he said.

“Our assessment is that Interpol does not intervene and issue Red Notices that are based on a political nature.

However, finding it difficult to let go, Iran issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol to help in detaining Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed its general.

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