Authorities in Iran have approved a measure to ask Interpol to put US President Donald Trump on its global Red Notice of wanted persons over the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, Iranian media including Mehr News and the Fars News Agency have reported, citing judicial officials.
They call on Interpol to issue an global "red notice" for the president's arrest.
USA soldiers clear rubble from a site of Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad airbase in Anbar, Iraq, on January 13.
Ali Al-Qasimehr said that the International "Red alert" warrant included Donald Trump and 35 others allegedly involved in the January 3 drone strike in Baghdad airport that killed General Qussem Suleimani, commander of Iran's paramilitary force, the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported on Monday.
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Iran will continue to pursue the matter even after Trump's presidency ends.
The red notice of Interpol, the global police cooperation organization, is a request for arrest for extradition purposes concerning persons wanted following an arrest warrant or a judicial decision of the requesting country.
France-based Interpol is yet to respond to the Iranian request.
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However, Interpol said it would not consider the Iranian request.
However, Interpol clarified that its constitution prevents them from "undertaking any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character".
"This is propaganda that nobody takes seriously and which passes the Iranians for idiots", added Hook, now on tour in the Gulf. It's nothing but a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously and makes the Iranians look foolish.
Miffed with Soleimani's death, Iranian Revolutionary Guards vowed to attack Israel and other United States allies in revenge of USA action.
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