Iran issued an arrest warrant against the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and 35 other people who have been involved in the drone attack that ended with the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani earlier this year.
What Did Iran Say?
According to the New York Times, Tehran’s chief prosecutor Ali al-Qasimehr said the wanted were involved in “directing the murder” of General Qassim Suleimani.
In that regard, he added that Iran intended to pursue Trump’s prosecution even after his term ends. However, there was no information on the other people wanted by Iran.
According to the Iranian Students News Agency, “the judicial authorities have issued arrest warrants for them and a red alert notice through the international police,” claiming that a request for cooperation had been delivered to Interpol.
What Did Interpol Say?
Interpol maintained in a statement that, according to its founding constitution, “it is strictly forbidden for the organization to undertake any intervention or activity of a political, military, religious or racial nature.”
“Therefore, if these requests were sent to the General Secretariat, in accordance with the provisions of our constitution and regulations, Interpol would not consider requests of this nature,” he added without specifically addressing the Iranian request.