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Paramount
Member
Tue Jun 30 02:31:22
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump

Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.

Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday that Trump, along with more than 30 others Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 attack that killed General Qassem Soleimani, face "murder and terrorism charges", the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought other than Trump, but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.

Interpol, based in Lyon, France, said in a statement its constitution forbade it to undertake "any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character".

"Therefore, if or when any such requests were to be sent to the General Secretariat ... Interpol would not consider requests of this nature."

The US's Iran envoy Brian Hook described the move as a "propaganda stunt".

"Our assessment is that Interpol does not intervene and issue Red Notices that are based on a political nature," Hook said at a news conference in Saudi Arabia.

"This is a political nature. This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability... It is a propaganda stunt that no-one takes seriously," he said.

Red notice request

Alqasimehr was also quoted as saying Iran had requested a "red notice" be put out for Trump and the others, the highest-level notice issued by Interpol, requesting that seeks the location and arrest of the individual named.

Under a red notice, local authorities make the arrests on behalf of the country that requested it. The notices cannot force countries to arrest or extradite suspects, but can put government leaders on the spot and limit suspects' travel.

After receiving a request, Interpol meets by committee and discusses whether or not to share the information with its member states. Interpol has no requirement for making any of the notices public, though some do get published on its website.

The US killed General Soleimani, who oversaw the Revolutionary Guard Corps's expeditionary Quds Force, and others in the January attack near Baghdad International Airport.

The assassination 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.

http://www...-interpol-200629104710662.html
Paramount
Member
Tue Jun 30 02:35:46
How is this "political" or a "propaganda stunt"?

If someone carries out a terror attack and commits a murder, then you issue an arrest warrant. It's normal procedures.

Interpol has got to issue the arrest warrant. Else, they will prove to be political and a kangaroo police who protects murderers and terrorists.
jergul
large member
Tue Jun 30 02:49:04
Its symbolic, but indicates also Iranian willingness to play by international rules.

Its arguments for why it is pushing forward with its civilian nuclear programme gains greater credibility.

Doing so is a means of excerting pressure on the sanction regime it is under. Iran is indicating it will return to the nuclear deal as soon as sanctions are lifted.

Ok timing. The deal could return in 6.5 months.
Habebe
Member
Tue Jun 30 03:28:30
This makes me like Trump even more.

http://youtu.be/084irEAQrLQ

Paramount, Does anyone think Trump will.really be arrested and putnon trial for this?No. Thats why its.a.stunt..

Like when US state AGs sued China.
jergul
large member
Tue Jun 30 03:29:59
Habebe
It imposes travel restrictions on a post office Trump.
Daemon
Member
Tue Jun 30 03:36:00
I will help and make a citizen's arrest if I see him.
Habebe
Member
Tue Jun 30 03:48:42
Jergul, Well, he likley wasnt going to Iran.

Daemon, I would.actually love to watch a video of that.
jergul
large member
Tue Jun 30 03:56:45
Habebe
He might go to Russia and they might act on an international arrest warrant.
jergul
large member
Tue Jun 30 03:57:07
Hence travel restrictions.
Paramount
Member
Tue Jun 30 04:04:32
"Paramount, Does anyone think Trump will.really be arrested and putnon trial for this?No. Thats why its.a.stunt.. "


No, I don't think he will. But he should be arrested.
Habebe
Member
Tue Jun 30 04:32:51
Jergul, Interpol granted no warrant. I highly doubt any nation with the ability to arrest a Potus would do so.
jergul
large member
Tue Jun 30 05:34:48
Heads of State have immunity. So that is a relevant argument for another 6.5 months.
Habebe
Member
Tue Jun 30 05:41:10
So you think Interpol will reconsider if Trump isnt a sitting potus next year?
jergul
large member
Tue Jun 30 05:51:08
I have not read why Interpol rejected the request. I do know that heads of state are not subject to arrests, so that alone is reason enough.

Interpol habitually issues arrest orders for former heads of state, so that is not an issue.
Rugian
Member
Tue Jun 30 05:51:15
I'm sure the next time Trump is in Tehran this will be an issue for him.

Interpol is correctly treating this with all the credibility it deserves.
Paramount
Member
Tue Jun 30 06:07:21
"I do know that heads of state are not subject to arrests"


Iran seeks the arrest of "more than 30 others", excluding Trump.

Does the Interpol reject to issue an arrest warrant on them too?
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