Interpol has said it wouldn't consider Iran's request in detaining the United States president, meaning Donald Trump faces no danger of arrest.
In an extraordinary move, Iran has issued an arrest warrant against US President Donald Trump and has asked Interpol for help in detaining him for his role in the killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad earlier this year.
Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr mentioned Trump and much more than 30 other folks whom Iran accuses of involvement in the January three strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad deal with "murder and terrorism charges", the point out-operate IRNA information company claimed.
Stressing that Iran would continue with the prosecution even after Trump's presidency, he said that the warrants had been issued on "charges of murder and terrorist action".
Local authorities end up making the arrests on behalf of the country that requests it. That was one thing pointed out by Brian Hook, the USA exclusive agent for Iran, who dismissed the announcement through a information convention in Saudi Arabia on Monday.
"Therefore, if or when any such requests were to be sent to the General Secretariat", it added, "Interpol would not consider requests of this nature". Though Interpol is not required to make any of the notices public, regardless, some of them get published on its website. The organization explained the request violates its rules that say Interpol can not "undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character".
The Pentagon blamed Soleimani for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and U.S. allies in the months leading up to his killing.
"Immediately after the U.S. committed that crime, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken the worldwide political measures and has conveyed the Iranian people and government's protest to the global organizations, including the United Nations, the Security Council, and the other relevant worldwide organizations, calling on them to take action in this regard proportional to the area of their responsibilities respectively", the Iranian diplomat added. It came after months of incidents raising tensions between the two countries and ultimately saw Iran retaliate with a ballistic missile strike targeting American troops in Iraq.