Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general

The IRNA news agency quoted Tehran Prosecutor General Ali Alqasi-Mehr, who said that 36 individuals had been identified in connection with the assassination of Soleimani, who was killed at Baghdad's worldwide airport on 3 January.

The arrest warrant listing "murder and terrorism charges" has been issued and forwarded to Interpol for immediate action, he added.

Soleimani and other Iranian and Iraqi officials were killed in a USA airstrike near Baghdad in January.

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.

Washington blamed Soleimani for masterminding attacks by Iran-aligned militias on US forces in the region.


Trump imposed heavy sanctions on the Islamic republic after he withdrew the USA from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers - in 2018.

The Pentagon said US President Donald Trump had ordered Soleimani's "killing", after a pro-Iran mob this week laid siege to the US embassy.

Red Notices are issued for fugitives wanted either for prosecution or to serve a sentence.

An Interpol red notice is a request circulated to police around the world to locate and arrest a person wanted either by a country or an global tribunal, pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action. Tehran has requested the help of Interpol in securing their arrest.

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