Iran Issues Arrest Warrants for Trump and 35 Others in Suleimani Killing

by 24USATVJune 29, 2020, 7 p.m. 17
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Iran has issued an arrest warrant for President Trump and 35 other people it says were involved in a drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad this year and has asked for international help in detaining them, according to Iranian news reports.

Tehran’s top prosecutor, Ali al-Qasimehr, said in the reports that those sought were involved in “directing the assassination” of Gen. Qassim Suleimani, who was killed with other Iranian and Iraqi officials at the Baghdad airport on Jan. 3.

The comments came during a meeting with judicial figures, according to the semiofficial ISNA news agency, and Mr. al-Qasimehr added that Iran intended to pursue prosecution of Mr. Trump even after his presidential term ends.

No information was immediately available on the other people sought by Iran, but the ISNA report noted that “judicial authorities have ordered arrest warrants for them and a notice of red alert through the international police.” It also said that a request for cooperation had been handed over to Interpol, an international police organization that includes both the United States and Iran as members.

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