Iran issues an arrest warrant for President Trump, asks Interpol for help

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President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S. June 25 2020

In a possible sign that it’s running out of more persuasive and ruthless options, Iran is taking its gripes with President Donald Trump to … the police.

According to MailOnline, Iran has actually issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Trump and many others it believes executed the drone strike that killed one of its top generals in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said on June 29.

Trump, who unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers early in his presidency, faces no danger of arrest.

Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Trump and more than 30 others whom Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad face “murder and terrorism charges,” the state-run IRNA news agency reported.

Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought other than Trump, but stressed that 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.

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. 

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