Iran issues an arrest warrant for Donald Trump over the killing of Soleimani
Today, Monday, the Public Prosecutor in Tehran issued an arrest warrant for 73 suspects, including former US President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State in his administration Mike Pompeo, for their alleged responsibility in the case of the killing of the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a US attack in Baghdad in 2020.
Judge Ali Salehi indicated that after collecting more than 12,000 judicial documents against the defendants, he summoned dozens of American citizens to trial, while he suspended the trial of 74 other people for lack of tangible evidence.
In the case of Trump, he stated that he publicly assumed his responsibility “in the face of this terrorist crime against humanity,” and despite the fact that Tehran is bound by international obligations such as the principle of immunity for government officials, he did so. He criticized that the US judicial system refused to try American defendants, calling for impunity for some crimes.
That is why Salehi indicated that the investigation concluded that “this terrorist operation was resolved and carried out at the highest levels by political and military officials and members of the American intelligence.”
In addition, the public prosecutor explained that he had sent requests for judicial cooperation to the relevant authorities in several countries that could have had a role in the killing of Soleimani, according to the Mehr news agency.
Salehi indicated that several meetings were held with the Iraqi authorities, where the attack took place, in which the two countries expressed their “determination to prosecute and punish the perpetrators and those involved in the commission of the crime.”
An Iraqi court also issued an arrest warrant for Trump in January 2021 for ordering the bombing a year ago in the capital, Baghdad, that killed Soleimani.