BREAKING NEWS: Iran Issues a Warrant Against Trump, Seeks Help to Detain U.S. President
As a form of retaliation for the fatal drone strike that had killed top Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, Iran, has issued an arrest warrant against President Donald Trump and had sought the help of The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to detain the president.
Interpol is a law enforcement organization that is based on Lyon, France, and is responsible for reinforcing “police cooperation” and “crime control among its 194 member countries.” In an announcement by Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr on Monday, the U.S. President, along with 30 others, was charged with murder and terrorism for the fatal attack in Baghdad. The Iranian prosecutor claimed that they have already requested a “red notice,” the highest-level warning that can be issued by the international organization. The notice will allow authorities to locate a person and to make an arrest.
Usually, local police departments make the arrest on behalf of the country who had filed the prosecution. While the Interpol does not have the authority to extradite the suspect, the government can limit their travel.
Upon receiving Iran’s request, the organization immediately discussed whether they would have to share the information among its member countries. Basically, the organization does not need any requirements to release the notice. However, experts believe that Interpol is less likely to act on Iran’s request since they are prohibited from making interventions on cases that are considered “political.”
The fatal attack came after tensions rose between the two countries. Soleimani was responsible for overseeing the Revolutionary Guard Crop’s expeditionary force, and as a response to his death, Iran fought back using ballistic missiles to strike American troops in Iraq.
However, the threats go back to July of 2018, when Soleimani vowed that if Trump will start a war, the Islamic Republic would surely end it. The Iranian general said that “As a soldier, it is my duty to respond to your threats. Talk to me, not to the president [Hassan Rouhani]. It is not in our president’s dignity to respond to you.”
Trump was having none of Soleimani’s grave warnings and cautioned Iran against issuing a threat to the United States. The commander-in-chief stood firm, saying that the country will not tolerate Iran’s words of “violence and death.
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018