Iran continues to make claims about its ability to stand against the United States.
On June 29, Iran issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump.
It said it issued the arrest warrant against the background of Trump’s involvement in the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January. Trump is one of 36 people who now have a warrant out for their arrest in relation to the death of the general, Qasem Soleimani, who was previously commander of the Islamic Revolution Gaurd Corps.
According to the Tehran attorney general Ali Alqasi Mehr, Trump is at the top of the list in regards to the warrants.
Mehr stated that Trump would be prosecuted as soon as his presidential term ends.
Iran also stated that it had asked Interpol to issue a Red Notice for the 36 individuals. However, it is unlikely that Interpol will grant this request as it violates a rule that the organization intervenes in political, military, or religious activities.
However, US Iran envoy Brian Hook said Iran’s issuance of an arrest warrant for President Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani is a “propaganda stunt.”
He added at a news conference in Saudi Arabia that the American assessment is that Interpol does not intervene and issue Red Notices that are based on a political nature.
“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,” Hook said.
Meanwhile, Interpol announced that it will not consider the Iranian request to pursue US President Trump and 35 other people whom Tehran considers responsible for the assassination of Soleimani.
An Interpol spokesperson told Russia’s RIA Novosti publication that consideration of the Iranian request, which affects 36 people, including military and political officials in the United States, would have been inconsistent with the organization’s constitution.