Iran has issued an arrest warrant for President Donald Trump over the missile strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani.
Tehran is demanding that Interpol red notice 36 US political and military figures, including President Trump.
Qasi mehr, Iranian prosecutor said that these figures have been charged with “murder and terrorist acts” for the killing Soleimani by a US drone strike in Baghdad in January.
The strike that took out Soleimani on January 3 was justified as being “aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.”
Interpol has not responded to Iran.
Red notices are issued to law enforcement agencies around the world and request that the person is located and arrested but law enforcement officials are not required to compel.
It is highly unlikely that Interpol will grant Iran’s request they have a polity to reject any request that is politically motivated.
General Qassem Soleimani was one of the most dangerous people in the world and President Trump immediately defended his decision to eliminate him.
General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more…but got caught! He was directly and indirectly responsible for the death of millions of people, including the recent large number….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2020
Militants who were supporters of Kataib Hezbollah – sponsored by Iran – attempted to storm the US embassy in Baghdad on December 31, 2019. Just a couple of days before on December 27, Kataib Hezbollah attacked the K1 military base near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, one American was killed and several American and Iraqi’s were wounded in the rocket attack.
Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019
After the strike was made public President Trump told reporters, “If Americans anywhere are threatened, we have all of those targets already fully identified, and I am ready and prepared to take whatever action is necessary. And that, in particular, refers to Iran.”