Iran’s request for a red notice to arrest President Trump was rejected by Interpol

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Iran is asking Interpol to issue a “red notice” for the arrest of President Trump and 47 other U.S. officials, related to the killing a year ago of Qassem Soleimani, a powerful Iranian general. Interpol answered that it does not consider requests for a red notice that are deemed to be motivated by political or military concerns. Instead, it said the assassination was a “terrorist crime.” There are different opinion in this case.Trump said Soleimani had been “plotting imminent and sinister attacks” against American interests. A U.N. investigator said last summer that the U.S. strike targeting Soleimani in Baghdad “was unlawful and arbitrary under international law,” as well as being a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty.

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Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Mr Trump and the others faced murder and terrorism charges. The US special representative for Iran said the warrant was a propaganda stunt that nobody would take seriously. Iran issued its first request to arrest the U.S. president last June. “Trump will have to pay back, whatever his position,” Iran’s judiciary chief, Ebrahim Raisi, said on Sunday night, as Iran marked the anniversary of Soleimani’s killing. Soleimani died in a drone strike near Baghdad International Airport ordered by Mr Trump.