Iran calls for Trump's arrest, claims even Americans want "death to America"

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 29th, 2020 3:55 pm

Last Updated Jul 1st, 2020 at 12:20 am

Iranian leaders have issued an arrest warrant for President Trump on charges of murder and terrorism and requested the assistance of the International Criminal Police Organization, Time reported.

Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said the warrant accuses the president and 35 others for their involvement in the January 3 strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.

Despite the request, INTERPOL announced it "would not consider requests of this nature," saying its guidelines forbid the organization from "any intervention or activities" that are political.

Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran, described the warrant as "a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously and makes the Iranians look foolish."

Although the arrest warrant will undoubtedly never move forward, it does demonstrate the ongoing tensions between Iran and the Trump Administration.

On June 19, a representative of Iran's Supreme Leader delivered a speech in which he claimed that "death to America" is something that even Americans desire.

"The sound of America being shattered and of its collapse, is being heard all over the world," the representative said. "The shout of the Iranian nation, which has been leading the fight against America for 40 years, is being heard from mouths of the Americans themselves: Death to America!"


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