Iran Issued Arrest Warrant for President Trump, Demands Interpol Help
Iran issued an arrest warrant and sent out a red notice to Interpol for President Trump and 35 other officials for killing General Qassam Soleimani earlier this year. They are demanding that Interpol arrest him, either now or after he leaves office. They don’t get involved in political concerns- is this just a propaganda stunt?
“Thirty-six individuals who have been involved or ordered the assassination of Hajj Qassem, including the political and military officials of the U.S. and other governments, have been identified and arrest warrants have been issued for them by the judiciary officials and red alerts have also been issued for them via the Interpol.” Ali Alqasi Meh, Iranian Prosecutor-General
Interpol has no jurisdiction in the United States, and they have no plans to actually arrest the President, according to the Washington Times. The only way that could happen is if he traveled to Iran. Which isn’t going to happen. We have no formal diplomatic ties to the rogue nation.
“This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability … It is a ‘propaganda’ stunt that no-one takes seriously.” Brian Hook, US envoy
The Interpol Constitution forbids them to take “any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.” (Al Jazeera) So President Trump is safe from arrest even if he travels abroad.
“Soleimani was the commander of Iran’s elite military forces, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, as well as the commander of Iranian-controlled Shia militia terrorist forces in Iraq, Syria, and around the world.
Now Iran’s senior prosecutor wants revenge and has Trump at the top of the list, saying the president will be facing prosecution “even after his term as president is over.”
He was also quoted as saying Iran had requested a “red notice” be put out for Trump and the co-accused, the highest-level notice issued by Interpol.
Red Notices are issued for fugitives wanted either for prosecution or to serve a sentence. A Red Notice is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action.”
Iran can send “red notices” to every country in the world if they like. But President Trump will not be arrested, and neither will the 35 other officials (who were not named in any of the media). But this latest kerfluffel is all our President needed with massive civil unrest, calls to defund police, people ripping down statues, a pandemic, hate spewed at him on every corner, and an economic recovery attempting to rev up.
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