Iran Issues Interpol Arrest Warrant For Trump Over Soleimani Killing
According to The Independent, the Iranian government has filed a “red notice” with Interpol requesting the arrest of President Donald Trump, along with 47 other U.S. officials, for the assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps major general Qassem Soleimani last January.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is very seriously following up on pursuing and punishing those who ordered and executed this crime,” said Iranian judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili as reported by Al Jazeera.
Interpol didn’t grant a previous arrest request by Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr, when he issued an international warrant in June for the arrest of Mr Trump and other officials at the Pentagon and US central command on “murder and terrorism charges”.
Rejecting the June request, Interpol said that its own constitution forbids it from taking on any "intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character”.
Per the report, Iranian officials hope it will be easier to make Trump face consequences for Soleimani’s killing once he leaves office later this month.