A warrant has been issued for Donald Trump’s arrest and I doubt he’s going to take this very lightly. Remember back when Donald Trump quite literally dropped bombs over Baghdad, killing Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and only notified the US congress about it via Twitter after it happened?
Yeah, it’s safe to say that Iran was NOT happy about that. The country has issued an arrest warrant for Donald Trump and even went as far as to ask Interpol for help in detaining not just Trump, but pretty much everyone (that’s 35 other people btw) involved in the drone strike back in January.
The assassination os Soleimani, which according to the US Department of Defence was “aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans,” came after months of incidents between the two countries that eventually led to Iran targeting American troops in Iran with ballistic missiles.
The prosecutor handling the case in Tehran, Ali Alqasimehr, insists that Trump and the 35 others involved should face “murder and terrorism charges”. This case is interesting because while Trump has broad military powers, his fellow world leaders weren’t exactly impressed and the legality of the strike has been questioned both from within congress and internationally.
So what exactly has Iran asked of Interpol?
Iran is seeking for a “red notice” to be put out for Donald Trump and the 35 others (who were not named) involved. A red notice is is basically a request issued to law enforcement agencies around the world for an individual to be located and arrested but by no means are Interpol compelled to do so.
In fact, Interpol has yet to respond to the query but odds are, they’re not going to do anything given that they’re own regulations forbid the organisation from taking on any requests that is politically motivated.
Things could get interesting should the president lose to Biden come November though. Alqasimehr has reiterated that Iran would continue in its pursuit to get Trump prosecuted, even after his presidency ends. Should Trump lose his place in the White House, he might just be more susceptible to prosecution.
Okay fine maybe not but still, nothing wrong with wishful thinking.