Iran issued on Monday an arrest warrant for Trump, seeking Interpol help to detain US President and more 30 others involved in the drone strike near Baghdad international airport earlier this year in which top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed.
He was the leader of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force. The warrant faces “murder and terrorism charges.” Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought other than Trump. Trump is in no danger of arrest but Tehran would pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends. The Iranian government has asked Interpol to issue a “red notice” for Trump and the others. A “red notice” is the topmost-level arrest request issued by Interpol. Under a Red Corner Notice, authorities in the country where the accused are present can make arrests on behalf of the country that requested them. Trump administration had accused general Qasem Soleimani of planning imminent attacks against the US. The American President also threatened to bomb Iranian cultural sites.
On January 21, Iranian lawmaker Ahmad Hamzeh had placed a $3 million bounty on Trump’s head. After receiving a request, Interpol meets by committee and discusses whether or not to share the information with its member states. Its guideline for notices forbids it from “undertaking any intervention or activities of a political” nature.