Iran has issued an arrest warrant and requested the Interpol to help arrest and detain President of the United States (US), Donald Trump.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Iran’s prosecutor, Ali Alqasimehr made this known on Monday, as reported by the state-run IRNA news agency.
According to Alqasimehr, Iran issued the arrest warrant for Trump and 30 others it believed carried out a drone strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani in January.
The Tehran prosecutor reportedly told IRNA news agency that Trump and the 30 others are to face “murder and terrorism charges”.
Alqasimehr was also quoted as saying that Iran requested a “red notice” be put out for Trump and the others.
While Alqasimehr did not name the 30 others, he stressed that Iran would continue to pursue Trump’s prosecution even after his presidency ends.
The development underscores the heightened tensions between Iran and the US since Trump unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers.
The US killed Soleimani, who oversaw the Revolutionary Guard’s expeditionary Quds Force, and others in the January strike near Baghdad International Airport.
It came after months of incidents raising tensions between the two countries and ultimately saw Iran retaliate with a ballistic missile strike targeting American troops in Iraq.