Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general - reports

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general - reports
Demonstrators burn the US and British flags during a protest against the assassination of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Photo: Reuters
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Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the Fars news agency.

The United States killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, with a drone strike in Iraq on Jan. 3. Washington accused Soleimani of masterminding attacks by Iranian-aligned militias on U.S. forces in the region.

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general - reports
A view of the site of U.S drone attack that killed the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Baghdad. File Photo: Reuters

Alqasimehr said the warrants had been issued on charges of murder and terrorist action. He said Iran had asked Interpol to issue a "red notice" for Trump and the other individuals the Islamic Republic accuses of taking part in the killing of Soleimani.

Alqasimehr said the group included other U.S. military and civilian officials but did not provide further details.

He said Iran would continue to pursue the matter after Trump's time in office ends.

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general - reports
Iraqi women gather at the scene where Iran's Quds Force top commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed. File Photo: Reuters

The killing of Soleimani brought the United States and Iran to the brink of armed conflict after Iran retaliated by firing missiles at American targets in Iraq several days later.

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