Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For Prez Trump | Social

Elias Hubbard
June 30, 2020

However, finding it hard to let go, Iran issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol to help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.

Reportedly, Iran has also sought help from Interpol, asking the worldwide criminal police organization to issue a "red notice" for Trump and the others.

The Tehran prosecutor added that Iran had requested Interpol to issue a Red Corner Notice - the highest level notice - to be put out for Trump and the other individuals.

According to the official, judicial authorities adopted a resolution to bring these persons to justice and to appeal to Interpol to issue red notices against them.

He called for the global police agency Interpol to issue red notices, which are not arrest warrants but issued for those wanted for prosecution or sentencing. "On behalf of people of Kerman province, we will pay $3 million award in cash to whoever kills Trump", Hamzeh had announced. When approached by the Associated Press for comment, Interpol-based in Lyon, France-did not immediately respond. However, it can put pressure on government leaders and limit the suspects' travel.

Brian Hook, the US pointman on Iran policy, scoffed at the Iranian request to Interpol as a "propaganda stunt".

America's envoy to Iran Brian Hook called it a "propaganda stunt that no-one takes seriously" at a news conference in Saudi Arabia, adding that the so-called warrant was political and had nothing to do with national security, global peace or promoting stability. Interpol guidelines forbid the worldwide agency from "undertaking any intervention or activities of a political" nature. "This has nothing to do with national security, global peace or promoting stability", Hook said.

Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force and one of the most respected figures in Iran, was killed in a USA drone strike in January during a goodwill visit to Iraq. His death prompted Iran to launch missile strikes on two United States bases in Iraq, although Tehran warned its Iraqi allies of the strikes ahead of time.

Iran eventually responded by designating all United States forces as terrorists, and a ballistic missile strike targeting American forces in Iraq.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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