Iran asks interpol to detain Trump in arrest warrant

Iran asks interpol to detain Trump in arrest warrant

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over claims he carried out drone strikes that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad according to a local prosecutor. Iran also asked interpol for help in detaining Trump.

Although Trump faces no danger of arrests, the charges increase already heightened tensions between The United States and Iran since Trump withdrew the US from a Nuclear deal with Iran and other world powers.

The state-run IRNA news agency reported that Tehran prosecutor Ali Al Qasimi Hr said Trump and 30 others involved in the killing of General Soleimani in Baghdad on Jan. 3 in an air strike face “murder and terrorism charges”.

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The prosecutor did not identify the 30 other people involved but said Iran would continue to pursue Trump’s prosecution even after his time as president ends.

Iran requests highest level of arrest from Interpol

Al Qasim Ehr additionally said a “red notice” was requested by Iran from Interpol which is the highest level of arrest. Local authorities can make an arrest on behalf of the country making the request. No country or authority can be forced to make the arrest of extradite suspects. However, the arrest charges do put government leaders on spot and limit their travel.

Iran’s request is unlikely to be accepted as Interpol’s guidelines for notices forbids it from “undertaking any intervention or activities of a political nature.”

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

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