According to Aljazeera News, Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad.
The reports claim that President Trump is one of 30 people Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 attack that killed the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC).
Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday that Trump, along with more than 30 others Iran accuses of the crime.
In a statement to CNN, Interpol said it "would not consider requests of this nature." It explained that it was not in accordance with its rules and constitution, which states "it is strictly forbidden for the organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character."
President Trump bragged about the killing of general Qassem Soleimani at a campaign rally in Ohio. He made the killing of the Iranian general a theme of his re-election campaign, drawing cheers from thousands when he said the death saved lives and delivered ‘American justice’ Reuters
Red notice request
Alqasimehr was also quoted as saying Iran had requested a "red notice" be put out for Trump and the others, the highest-level notice issued by Interpol, requesting that seeks the location and arrest of the individual named.
Under a red notice, local authorities make the arrests on behalf of the country that requested it. The notices cannot force countries to arrest or extradite suspects, but can put government leaders on the spot and limit suspects' travel.