FILE PHOTO: United States President Donald Trump comments after the United States military airstrike against Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq, in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 3 of January 2020. REUTERS / Tom Brenner
(Reuters) – Iran issued an arrest warrant against US President Donald Trump and 35 others for the murder of top general Qassem Soleimani and requested help from Interpol, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Monday, according to the Fars news agency. .
The United States killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guard Quds Force, in a drone attack in Iraq on January 3. Washington accused Soleimani of planning attacks by Iranian-aligned militias against US forces in the region.
Alqasimehr said the arrest warrants had been issued for murder and terrorist action. He said Iran had asked Interpol to issue a “red notice” to Trump and the other people the Islamic Republic is accusing of participating in Soleimani’s murder.
Alqasimehr said the group included other United States military and civilian officials, but did not provide further details.
He said Iran would continue the matter after Trump’s term in office ends.
Soleimani’s assassination brought the United States and Iran to the brink of armed conflict after Iran retaliated by firing missiles at US targets in Iraq several days later.
Babak Dehghanpisheh’s reports; Editing by Kevin Liffey