Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
Iran issued an arrest warrant for the US President Donald Trump. A warrant was issued regarding the drone strike which killed the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qasem Soleimani last January.
In addition to Trump, arrest warrants were also issued for 35 other people considered the country was involved in Soleimani’s death. Attorney General Tehran Ali Alqasi Mehr said Trump was top of the list of figures included in the warrant.
Mehr said Trump would be sued immediately over the murder case after he resigned or did not become president again. Meanwhile quoted from CNN.com, to execute the arrest warrant, Iran has asked Interpol to issue red notice of these 36 people.
However, it is likely that Interpol will not grant that request. CNN has contacted Interpol to comment. Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike at Baghdad International Airport in January along with five other people, including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Iran-supported Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).
The attack has increased regional tensions in the region. Before issuing an arrest warrant for Trump, an Iranian justice spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Esmaili announced that an Iranian citizen had been sentenced to death for allegedly working for foreign intelligence agencies for the killing.
Esmaili said a man named SeyedMahmoudMousaviMajd leaked Soleimani’s whereabouts to US intelligence officials before the killings took place.
While from the US side, the Trump administration said the killing was carried out because Soleimani was considered a cruel killer. Trump even stated that Soleimani should have been killed before he became president.