TEHRAN – Iran has issued an arrest warrant for American President Donald J. Trump and other 36 American political and military officials, whom Iran accuses of involvement in the killing of Iranian top general Qassem Soleimani in early January 2020, Tehran prosecutor Ali Qais Mehr said on Monday, 29 June 2020.
According to Iranian news agency Irna, these people have been charged with murder and terrorist acts and were ordered to be arrested trough Interpol. The International police force, based in France, has not yet responded to a request for comment.
The Islamic Republic will continue to seek Trump’s prosecution even after the end of his term.
While Trump faces no danger of arrest, the arrest warrant clearly illustrates the heightened tensions between Iran and the United States.
Qassem Soleimani, former leader of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, was killed by a drone strike directed by Trump on 3 January 2020 near Baghdad International Airport. The United States has accused him of masterminding terror attacks against American troops. The attack became the peak of an on-going conflict between two countries, which does not seem to end any time soon.