Iran petitioned Interpol for help in arresting President Donald Trump on Monday.
Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr accused the President and 35 other officials of killing Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike on January 3, saying Trump faces â€śmurder and terrorism charges.â€ť
The AP reported that Interpol later rejected the arrest warrant and â€śwould not consider requests of this nature.â€ť But the charges highlight ongoing contention between Iran and the United States, largely sparked by Trumpâ€™s withdrawal of support for Tehranâ€™s nuclear deal....
Brakkton Booker wrote: The French-based Interpol has not commented on the matter.
It is unlikely, however, that Interpol will act on the request given that the agency's constitution prohibits it from taking on "any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character."
The U.S. airstrike that killed Soleimani was championed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper as a "decisive defensive action." He said at the time Soleimani was plotting attacks on U.S. diplomats and service members.
A retaliatory attack by Iran came on Jan 8, just days after the U.S. airstrike. Iran fired missiles on al-Asad air base in Iraq, where U.S. troops were stationed. As NPR reported, dozens of American personnel https://tinyurl.com/tpm8k7v were later diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries in the attack.
excerpt from,"Trump Tops Iran's List Of U.S. Officials Wanted In Killing Of Top General In January"