Update (0920ET): Iran’s call to arrest President Trump was rejected as a “propaganda move” by Brian Hook, special representative of the Trump administration for Iran.
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A senior Iranian prosecutor called for the arrest of President Trump and dozens of other Americans for their involvement in the “brutal murder” of former KRG general Kasma Soleimani in Baghdad.
In accordance with AP “These allegations underscore the growing tensions between Iran and the United States since President Trump unilaterally removed America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers,” although President Trump is “not in danger of being arrested.”
Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA reported Monday that Tehran’s prosecutor Ali Alkasimer has accused Trump and more than 30 other Americans (who, according to Iran, were involved in planning and conducting a strike on January 3, which killed General Kassem Suleimani in Baghdad) in “killing”. and charges of terrorism. “However, the identities of others other than Trump were not disclosed.
Following the indictment of Alqasimehr on behalf of Iran, it reportedly demanded a “red notice” to Interpol demanding the arrest of Trump and others, which is a high-level arrest request issued by Interpol. Ultimately, local authorities conduct arrests on behalf of the country that requires it. Notifications cannot force countries to arrest or extradite suspects, although they can expose people to the risk of arrest or detention if they travel abroad.
Interpol did not comment on the requests, suggesting that it does not take Iran’s petition seriously. The Interpol guidelines for red notices explicitly state that the agency cannot intervene in political matters.
Soleimani, head of the Quds Force IRGC (an international unit entrusted with coordinating terrorist attacks in line with Iran’s interests around the world), was killed in the early days of 2020, starting with what has been a year of continuous news and activity since both Iran and the United States were soon affected by the coronavirus, which spread worldwide from Wuhan, China.