Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For Trump Over Drone Strike that Killed Qasem Soleimani

Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For Trump Over Drone Strike that Killed Qasem Soleimani

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30 Jun 2020

Iran issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining U.S. President Donald Trump along with 39 others who are allegedly responsible for ordering and carrying out the drone strike which killed a top Iranian general in January.

Tehran prosecutors said Trump has been accused of being involved in the January 3 drone attack that killed the anti-terror Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani who is famous for fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

His motorcade was attacked on their way to the Baghdad Airport. The accused will be facing “murder and terrorism charges.”

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said there are a number of people, including several U.S. drone operators who have not been identified yet, but will be soon.

Immediately after the “assassination,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry took international action and protested at the UN, the Security Council and other organisations.

However, Interpol said they they cannot undertake “any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character” and if this request is officially sent to them “… Interpol would not consider” it.

The U.S. envoy to Iran Brian Hook described the warrant as a “propaganda stunt that no-one takes seriously.”

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