Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For President Donald Trump For ‘Murder’

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( President Donald Trump is wanted for murder in Iran.

According to a report from the Fars news agency, Iran has issued arrest warrants for 36 people in relation to the death of the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps, Qasem Soleimani.

Ali Alqasimehr, the Tehran attorney general, said Trump was at the top of the list for those wanted for “murder and terrorism charges.” He said Trump would be prosecuted as soon as he is no longer president of the United States, according to the Fars news report.

Iran also said it requested that Interpol issue a “Red Notice” for all 36 of the people wanted by their country. Alqasimehr did not identify the other people who the Iranian government is seeking in their arrest warrants. The Red Notice would, in essence, mean Interpol would assist Iran in bringing Trump and the others to “justice.”

In a statement, Interpol said it “would not consider requests of this nature.” That’s because a request like that isn’t in accordance with its constitution and rules, which state “it is strictly forbidden for the organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.

“Therefore, if or when any such requests were to be sent to General Secretariat … Interpol would not consider requests of this nature.”

Despite what sounds to be quite the serious move, many people in the U.S. aren’t taking the arrest warrant seriously. Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, said the move was a “political stunt” during a press conference he held Monday with Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs.

“It’s propaganda that we’re used to,” he said. “This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability, so we see it for what it is — it’s a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously and makes the Iranians look foolish.

“Our assessment is that Interpol does not intervene and issue Red Notices that are based on a political nature.”

Iran has called Soleimani’s death an “assassination.” In January, a U.S. drone strike at the Baghdad International Airport killed Soleimani and five other people, including the deputy head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Earlier this month, an Iranian citizen was sentenced to death for allegedly working for foreign intelligence agencies, disclosing the whereabouts of Soleimani to U.S. intelligence officials.

Trump and his administration viewed Soleimani as a “ruthless killer.” In January, Trump told reporters that previous presidents should have taken out the Iranian general long ago. Soleimani was blamed for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. allies and Americans in just the months leading up to his killing.

At the time of the drone strike, the Pentagon said:

“General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.”

The strike was a “decisive defensive” action, the Pentagon said, that was done to defer future attacks from Iran.