TEHRAN: Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in arresting US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.
According to ISNA news agency, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said that Trump, along with more than 30 others Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 attack that killed General Qassem Soleimani, face “murder and terrorism charges”.
Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought other than Trump, but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.
Interpol, based in Lyon, France, said in a statement that its constitution forbade it to undertake “any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character”.
“Therefore, if or when any such requests were to be sent to the General Secretariat,” it added, “… Interpol would not consider requests of this nature.”