Iran issues arrest warrant for US President Trump, requests Interpol’s help


NBC News

29th June 2020 – (Tehrain) Iran has put out an arrest warrant and requested a red notice be published by Interpol for President Donald Trump following the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani in January, Iranian state news agency FARS reported Monday.

Ali Alghasi Mehr, the prosecutor general of Tehran, said arrest warrants had been ordered for 36 people who were involved or cooperated in the “terror” of Soleimani including U.S. military and political officials, the news agency reported.

A judicial official has also “declared a red notice on Interpol,” Mehr added, according to FARS.

The State Department and White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Trump is at the top of the list of those wanted, according to FARS. No other officials were immediately identified.

An red notice is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action. It is at the discretion of local law enforcement authorities whether to act on the notices.

When asked whether Iran had requested a red notice for Trump, among others, a spokesperson for Interpol said in a emailed statement that its constitution forbids it from undertaking “any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.”

The spokesperson did not say whether Interpol had received Iran’s request.