Tehran | WTNS | June 30:Iran has issued Interpol Red Notices asking for help to arrest the US President Donald Trump and a number of top US officials on charges of planning and launching drone attack near Baghdad International Airport which led to assassination of top IRGC commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in January.
“Thirty-six people who were involved in the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani have been identified, including political and military officials from the United States and other governments,” Tehran Prosecutor Ali Alqasi-Mehr said on Monday.
He added that Iran’s Judiciary has issued arrest warrants and requested “Red Notices” to be put out for them by Interpol.
The Iranian judicial official emphasized that these individuals would face charges of “murder and act of terror,” saying that Iran would continue to pursue Trump’s prosecution even after his presidency ends.
“At the top of the list is US President Donald Trump, and his prosecution will be pursued even after the end of his term in office,” the Iranian judge said.
US terrorists assassinated Lieutenant General Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi, and their companions by targeting their vehicles outside Baghdad International Airport on January 3.
The act of terror was carried out under the direction of Trump, with the Pentagon taking responsibility for the strike.
General Soleimani is viewed by the world’s freedom-seeking people as the key figure in defeating Daesh, the world’s most notorious terrorist group, in the Middle East battles.
Several million people attended the funeral processions held for the commanders in the Iraqi cities of Kadhimiya, Baghdad, Karbala and Najaf as well as the Iranian cities of Ahvaz, Mashhad, Tehran, Qom and Kerman.
NBC News has revealed the details of the assassination, saying the terrorist operation used Israeli intelligence and was run from the US Central Command (CENTCOM) headquarters in Qatar.
Iran’s Judiciary chief Ebrahim Raeisi said in February that judicial officials in the Islamic Republic have been in contact with Iraqi authorities to pursue the case of General Soleimani’s assassination by terrorist US forces in Iraq.
“We are seriously pursuing the case and have no doubt and are confident that … we will avenge his assassination,” the top Iranian judiciary official stated.
Trump has doubled down on the insanity of General Soleimani’s assassination, saying he should have been killed “many years ago.”
In a series of tweets, he accused the top Iranian military commander of killing and wounding thousands of Americans over an extended period of time and “plotting to kill many more.”
In a related development on Monday, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said about 40 people have been identified in relation to the assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani and his companion.
“Our intelligence and security agencies have so far identified about 40 Americans, who have been one way or another involved in this assassination through issuing order or facilitation of the process. A number of other people, including some American drone operators, have are not known yet, but will be identified in the near future,” he said.
The deputy foreign minister emphasized that after the rest of American and non-American people involved in the assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani are identified, “the judge will indict them on the basis of undeniable evidence and the Islamic establishment in its entirety will not stop until they are brought to justice.”
“Since this has been a crime against our national sovereignty and security, the government of the United States and those countries whose territories were used to commit this crime are liable from the viewpoint of international responsibility, and must be held to account for their measure, which contravenes international law, and we will follow up on this issue in various international forums and organizations,” he emphasized.