Monday morning, Iranian officials enraged over the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani have issued an arrest warrant for President Trump, meanwhile, the U.S. is calling it a “propaganda stunt.”
Tehran prosecutor, Ali Alqasumehr, made the announcement on Monday to the state-run IRNA news agency that Trump and 35 additional individuals are facing “murder and terrorism charges” in connection to the January 3 attack in Baghdad that killed Soleimani, the leader Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, according to Fox News.
Iran has put out an arrest warrant and requested a red notice be published by Interpol for President Trump following the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani in January, Iranian state news agency FARS reports. https://t.co/xV1OBYwzK2
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 29, 2020
Alqasimehr was quoted saying that Iran has asked Interpol to put a “red notice” on Trump and the others – the highest-level arrest request issued by the international organization. Later, Interpol issued a statement saying its guidelines for notices forbids it from “any intervention or activities of a political” nature and that it “would not consider requests” of this kind.
U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, dismissed the arrest warrant during a news conference in Saudi Arabia on Monday.
Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, dismissed the arrest warrant announcement during a news conference in Saudi Arabia on Monday.“It’s a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously and makes the Iranians look foolish,” he said. Saudi FM Adel Aljubeir, alongside Hook, says the warrant is “laughable.”
After #Iran called for @INTERPOL_HQ Red Notice against @realDonaldTrump, @StateDept official Brian Hook, says “we see it for what it is: it’s a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously & makes Iranians look foolish. Saudi FM @AdelAljubeir, alongside him, says it’s ‘laughable’ pic.twitter.com/z6E5KTh95O
— Mark Stone (@Stone_SkyNews) June 29, 2020
The U.S. killed Soleimani and others in the January strike near Baghdad International Airport. The killing came after months of rising tensions between the two countries. Iran retaliated with a ballistic missile strike targeting American troops in Iraq.
The insane left is actually cheering on Iran for asking Interpol to arrest Trump for taking out an actual terrorist, Soleimani.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 29, 2020
Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought other than Trump but stressed that Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.
The Daily Beast applauded Iran’s attempt to charge President Trump tweeting, “You can’t blame them for trying.”
Iran has reportedly issued a warrant for Trump’s arrest on “murder and terrorism charges” related to the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani.
You can’t blame them for trying.https://t.co/JLmQNs0B9j
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 29, 2020
Trump has not commented on the arrest warrant issued against him.