Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Revenge for murder of top general
Iran applies for an Interpol manhunt for Trump
A year ago, on the orders of President Trump, the US Army killed the Iranian General Soleimani. He then becomes a celebrated martyr in his home country – and Iran’s President Ruhani swears vengeance. Now he wants to search for Trump via Interpol.
In connection with the murder of the Iranian top general Ghassem Soleimani a year ago, Iran applied to Interpol for an international manhunt for US President Donald Trump. “In this regard, we filed a Red Notice at Interpol against 48 people, including against Trump, US commanders and Pentagon representatives as well as American troops in the region,” said Justice Spokesman Gholam-Hussein Ismaili. There is constructive cooperation with neighboring Iraq on the issue, said the spokesman on Iranian state television.
Interpol, founded in 1923, offers its 194 member states means of coordinating police work. A country can use the Red Notice to request other countries to track down and arrest a person. In contrast to the European arrest warrant, a red alert from Interpol does not provide a sufficient legal basis for an arrest in Germany. The Federal Criminal Police Office, which also maintains a connection with Interpol, must first make a decision. There are also “different colored” alerts, for example requests for information.
On January 3, 2020, on Trump’s instructions, the US army killed Soleimani during a visit to Iraq with a missile attack near Baghdad airport. The influential Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was also killed. Soleimani was the commander of the Al-Kuds Brigades, part of an elite unit of the Iranian armed forces. He coordinated the activities of unfaithful militias in Iraq and other countries.
President Hassan Ruhani called Soleimani a national hero who has become a legend in the region after his assassination by the United States. Tehran will avenge his murder “in due course” and at the same time take legal action against Trump and the Pentagon, he said.