Iran have issued an arrest warrant for President Donald Trump for murder, and have asked Interpol to intervene in his capture.
Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Trump and more than 30 others have been accused of carrying out a drone strike that dozens of civilians and their top General.
Under the order of President Trump, the US killed Major General Qasem Soleimani who was tipped to be the next president of Iran.
He was killed in a targeted drone strike at Baghdad’s international airport on 3 January. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned at the time there will be “severe revenge” to the assassination.
The Iranian prosecutor has accused President Trump of “murder and terrorism charges,” says the semi-official ISNA news agency.
The prosecutor was quoted that Iran has requested a “red notice” to be made for Trump and the others.
Prosecutor Alqasimehr stressed that Iran are after Trump and they will pursue his prosecution, even after his presidency ends.
Interpol who are based in Lyon work with 194 member countries and help police by sharing data on crimes and wanted criminals.
Interpol connects all countries together through a system called I-24/7 which allows countries to access their database and services in real time.
However, the US President faces no danger of arrest as Interpol’s guideline for notices, forbids them from “undertaking any intervention or activities of a political” nature.
Rouhani said, “Soleimani’s martyrdom will make Iran more decisive to resist America’s expansionism and to defend our Islamic values.”
Mohammad Javad Zari Iran’s Foreign Minister also warned the US, “The brutality and stupidity of American terrorist forces in assassinating Commander Soleimani… will undoubtedly make the tree of resistance in the region and the world more prosperous.”
Lebanon’s Hezbollah further warned, that they will “pursue his path and work night and day to achieve his goals” after the death of Soleimani.