Iran issues an arrest warrant for American President Donald Trump and 35 others for the assassination of the general Qassem Soleimani and asked Interpol for help. The statement was made by Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr on June 29th, according to the Iranian news agency Fars.
The prosecutor said the warrants were issued on charges of terrorist action and the murder of Qassem Soleimani, head of a special unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and one of the country’s most powerful men. He was killed in a United States drone attack in Baghdad, Iraq, in January. The order for the general to be executed came from Donald Trump.
Alqasimehr said Iran had asked Interpol to issue a “red warning” to Trump and the other US civilian and military officials who are accused by the Islamic Republic of participating in the attack.
The murder of Soleimani, 62, brought the United States and Iran to the brink of armed conflict. After the attack on Baghdad that killed the Iranian general, Iran promised revenge and made an attack on bases that housed American troops in Iraq.
Hours later, a Ukrainian plane with 176 people was shot down just after taking off from Tehran airport. Days later Revolutionary Guard took the mistake. At the time, the military said the plane was flying close to a sensitive location and was shot down due to human error.