Iran officially issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of other officialls that were involved in the US assassination of Iran’s Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani by a drone strike on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq in early June 2020.
On June 29, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said that Trump, along with more than 30 others face “murder and terrorism charges”. The prosecutor did not identify anyone else sought other than teh US President, but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.
Alqasimehr added that Iran had requested a “red notice” be put out for Trump and the others, the highest-level notice issued by Interpol, requesting that seeks the location and arrest of the individual named.
Interpol is yet to comment on the request.
While it’s obvious that nobody will detain and presecute President Trump and other US officials, if they do not ‘accidentally’ come to Iran, the Iranian declaration is a demonstration of the country’s decisive posture itself. The Iranian leadership sends a strong singal that while Washington continues its agressive actions against Iran, no de-escalation is posible. At the same time, the Trump administration gains just another pretext for its ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran.
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