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Iran issues arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump

An Iranian prosecutor said on Monday that the Country has issued arrest warrant against US President Donald Trump and askedInterpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump along with dozens of others it is believed that it was carried out by the drone strike which killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.

US President Donald Trump faces no danger of arrest, the charges underscore the heightened tensions between Iran and the United States since Trump unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

The Tehran prosecutor, Ali Alqasimehr said that  the international “red alert” warrant included Mr Trump and 30 others allegedly involved in the January 3drone strike attack that killed General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s clandestine overseas paramilitary force, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Monday.

However other than Trump, Ali Alqasimehr did did not identify anyone else, but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.

Interpol, based in Lyon, France, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

After receiving a request, Interpol meets by committee and discusses whether or not to share the information with its member states. Interpol has no requirement for making any of the notices public, though some do get published on its website.

Hook said at a news conference in Saudi Arabia “Our assessment is that Interpol does not intervene and issue Red Notices that are based on a political nature,”

“It’s a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously and makes the Iranians look foolish,” Hook said.

Alqasimehr also was quoted as saying that Iran requested a “red notice” be put out for Trump and the others, which represents the highest-level arrest request issued by Interpol. Local authorities generally make the arrests on behalf of the country that requests it. The notices cannot force countries to arrest or extradite suspects, but can put government leaders on the spot and limit suspects’ travel.

Interpol meets by committee and discusses whether or not to share the information with its member states after receiving a request. It is unlikely Interpol would grant Iran’s request as its guideline for notices forbids it from “undertaking any intervention or activities of a political” nature.

The U.S. killed Soleimani, who oversaw the Revolutionary Guard’s expeditionary Quds Force and others in the January strike near Baghdad International Airport. It came after months of incidents raising tensions between the two countries and ultimately saw Iran retaliate with a ballistic missile strike targeting American troops in Iraq.

– Davinder Panesar, NMTV News

 

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