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Iran points arrest warrant for Trump over drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani

Trump is certainly one of 36 individuals Iran has issued arrest warrants for in relation to the dying of Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), based on Fars, however the Tehran legal professional normal Ali Alqasi Mehr mentioned Trump was on the prime of the listing.

Mehr claimed Trump could be prosecuted as quickly as he stands down presidency after his time period ends, Fars reported.

Iran additionally mentioned it had requested Interpol to concern a Red Notice for these 36 people, semi-official state information company ISNA reported, although it was unlikely that Interpol would grant the request.

In an announcement to CNN, Interpol mentioned it “would not consider requests of this nature.” It defined that it was not in accordance with its guidelines and structure, which states “it is strictly forbidden for the organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.”

‘Political stunt’: US official

US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook known as the transfer a “political stunt” throughout a joint press convention with the Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir on Monday.

“It’s propaganda that we’re used to,” Hook mentioned. “This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability, so we see it for what it is — it’s a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously and makes the Iranians look foolish,” he added.

Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike at Baghdad International Airport in January together with 5 others, together with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).

The strike, condemned by Iran and its allies as an “assassination,” raised the specter of additional regional destabilization.

A spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, Gholam-Hossein Esmaili, introduced in early June that an Iranian citizen had been sentenced to dying for allegedly working for overseas intelligence businesses. Esmaili claimed that Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi Majd disclosed the whereabouts of Soleimani to US intelligence officers.

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The Trump administration considered Soleimani as a ruthless killer, and the President advised reporters in January that the overall ought to have been taken out by earlier presidents.

The Pentagon blamed Soleimani for the deaths of lots of of Americans and US allies within the months main as much as his killing.

“General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region,” the Pentagon mentioned on the time, calling the strike “decisive defensive” motion aimed toward deterring future Iranian assaults.

CNN’s Sharon Braithwaite contributed to this report.

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