Iran has issued an arrest warrant for President Donald Trump over the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Monday.
Ali Alqasimehr, a prosecutor in Tehran, said Iran has charged Trump and 30 others with murder and terrorism in connection with the Jan. 3 drone strike that killed the commander of Iran’s Quds Force in Baghdad.
Tehran attorney general Ali Alqasi Mehr claimed Trump would be prosecuted as soon as he stands down presidency after his term ends, Fars reported.
Iran also said it had asked Interpol to issue a Red Notice for these 36 individuals, semi-official state news agency ISNA reported, though it was unlikely that Interpol would grant the request, reports CNN.
In a statement to CNN, Interpol said it “would not consider requests of this nature.”
Interpol explained that it was not in accordance with its rules and constitution, which states “it is strictly forbidden for the organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.”
US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook called the move a “political stunt” during a joint press conference with the Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir on Monday.
“It’s propaganda that we’re used to,” Hook said. “This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability, so we see it for what it is — it’s a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously and makes the Iranians look foolish,” he added.