Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, over killing of top general Qassem Soleimani

June 29, 2020: Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iran

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June 29, 2020: Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for 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.

According to the sources, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said that the warrants had been issued on charges of murder and terrorist action. He said Iran had asked Interpol to issue a ‘red notice’ for Trump and the other individuals the Islamic Republic accuses of taking part in the killing of Soleimani.

He further added that Iran would continue to pursue the matter after Trump's time in office ends.

Interpol, based in Lyon, France, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The United States killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, with a drone strike in Iraq on January 3. Washington accused Soleimani of masterminding attacks by Iranian-aligned militias on US forces in the region.

The killing of Soleimani brought the United States and Iran to the brink of armed conflict after Iran retaliated by firing missiles at American targets in Iraq several days later.

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