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  • Iran has issued an arrest warrant for the U.S. President, and dozens of others, over a drone strike which killed a top Iranian general
  • General Qassem Soleimani was killed on January 3 this year in an attack near Baghdad International Aiport
  • Tehran has asked for Interpol’s help in detaining Donald Trump, as well as the more than 30 others accused of the general’s murder
  • Interpol has declined to get involved, stating the arrest is political
  • But, the symbolic arrest warrant shows tensions remain high between the two regions, following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump in retaliation for a drone strike near Baghdad, which killed a top Iranian general.

On January 3, 2020, the U.S. killed General Qassem Soleimani, and dozens of others, in an attack near Baghdad International Airport.

The drone strike was ordered by the U.S. President, who said the general was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American troops.

Iran retaliated shortly after, with a ballistic missile strike targeting American troops in Iraq.

Now, Iran has decided to issue an arrest warrant for the U.S. President and 35 others over the January attack.

Donald Trump, and the others involved, are facing murder and terrorism charges.

Tehran has also asked for international police organisation Interpol’s help in arresting the world leader.

However, Interpol has refused to get involved.

In a statement, the organisation said the request was political and ran afoul of its mission statement.

The U.S. envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, has labelled the arrest warrants, a ‘propaganda stunt’.

The U.S. President faces no danger of arrest, however, the symbolic arrest warrant highlights the growing tensions between Iran and the western superpower.

Tensions flared when President Trump controversially withdrew the U.S. from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

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