TEHRAN (Defapress) - Iranian Foreign Minister said that the arrest warrant for Donald Trump was issued by the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council, following a lengthy follow-up by the Iranian Foreign Ministry and other agencies.
News ID: 82892
Publish Date: 13January 2021 - 20:30
Referring to the Iranian Foreign Ministry's pursuit for US conviction through the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, Mohammad Javad Zarif said, "The place of legal prosecution of the assassination of Martyr Soleimani and his companions is the courts of Iran and Iraq."
He pointed to the statement issued by the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council on the arrest of US President Donald Trump for the assassination of Resistance commanders, saying, "This arrest warrant has been issued with a lot of follow-up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other institutions."
Previously, the request to issue a 'Red Notice' against Trump and some other criminals was submitted to Interpol by Iran.
" The request to issue 'Red Notice' for 48 people involved in the assassination of Martyr Soleimani, including the US President, as well as commanders and officials at the Pentagon and forces in the region, were handed over to Interpol," said Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmaeili.
He noted that Iran submitted the request to issue a 'Red Notice' for the culprits.
The US terrorist forces assassinated Lt. General Qasem Soleimani, who was among the key figures in the fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq in the past several years, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in an airstrike ordered by US President Donald Trump at Baghdad’s international airport on January 3, 2020.