Monday, June 29, 2020

Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed its top general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said Monday.

According to reports, Iran has asked Interpol for help in arresting all the culprits.
While Trump faces no danger of immediate arrest, Iran said he will be prosecuted at the end of his tenure in January.
He said that the prosecuted individuals are accused of murder and terrorism, adding that US President Donald Trump stands at the top of the list and will be prosecuted as soon as he stands down presidency after his term ends
Local authorities end up making the arrests on behalf of the country that request it.
The notices cannot force countries to arrest or extradite suspects, but can put government leaders on the spot and limit suspects´ travel.
Lieutenant General Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on January 3.
The airstrike also killed Deputy Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
The two were killed in a drone attack that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.
Five Iranian and five Iraqi military men were also killed by the missiles fired by the US drone.

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