Jun 29, 2020 13:21 UTC
  • Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, US officials over top IRGC general’s assassination

A senior Iranian judge says Interpol Red Notices have been issued for the prosecution of dozens of military and political officials of the United States, including President Donald Trump, on charges of planning and implementing a terrorist attack in the Iraqi capital that assassinated Iran’s top Lt. General Qassem Soleimani and his companions.

"Thirty-six people who were involved in the assassination of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani have  been identified, including political and military officials from the United States and other governments," Tehran Prosecutor Ali Alqasi-Mehr said on Monday.

According to Tasnim news agency, he added that Iran's Judiciary has issued arrest warrants and requested "Red Notices" to be put out for them by Interpol.

The Iranian judicial official emphasized that these individuals would face charges of “murder and act of terror," saying that Iran would continue to pursue Trump's prosecution even after his presidency ends.

"At the top of the list is US President Donald Trump, and his prosecution will be pursued even after the end of his term in office," the Iranian judge said.

US terrorists assassinated Lieutenant General Soleimani, the Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy Head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi, and their companions by targeting their vehicles outside Baghdad International Airport on January 3.

The act of terror was carried out under the direction of Trump, with the Pentagon taking responsibility for the strike.

Lt. General Soleimani is viewed by the world's freedom-seeking people as the key figure in defeating Daesh, the world’s most notorious terrorist group, in West Asia's battles.

Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Ra'eisi said in February that judicial officials in the Islamic Republic have been in contact with Iraqi authorities to pursue the case of Lt. General Soleimani's assassination by terrorist US forces in Iraq.