Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

- Iran has issued an arrest warrant for Donald Trump

- The country accused the US president of terrorism

- Going further, Iran said it will continue to pursue his arrest even after his term in office

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Iran has finally responded to the killing of its top general by issuing an arrest warrant for the US president, Donald Trump.

The Islamic country also solicited the help of Interpol in catching the United States president and dozens of others.

Iran accused them of killing a top general in Baghdad.

According to Tehran prosecutor, Ali Alqasimehr, Trump, alongside more than 30 others were involved in the January 3 attack that killed General Qassem Soleimani.

They consequently face "murder and terrorism charges," the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Aljazeera reports that Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought other than Trump.

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Alqasimehr, however, said Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.

He was also quoted to have said that Iran had requested a "red notice" be put out for Trump and the others. This is said to be the highest-level notice issued by Interpol.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the US police force has been accused of being brutal and systemically racist especially in dealing with persons of colour.

Such an allegation was inspired and fuelled by the killing of black Americans the most recent of which is the case of George Floyd in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In light of these accusations, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN) has fixed Wednesday, June 17, to debate the issue that has not only gone viral but also global.

There have been claims that the US police are notorious for violence against peaceful protesters.

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Legit.ng had also reported that the protests over the murder of Floyd in the US escalated on Thursday, May 28, as protesters burnt the Minneapolis police station.

Videos shared on social media shows cheering protesters broke into a police precinct after the department abandoned it, setting it on fire, as violence spread across the US over Floyd's death.

A police spokesman confirmed to journalists in the city that staff had evacuated the 3rd precinct station - which covers the area of Minneapolis where Floyd was detained.

Police had since abandoned 5 precincts in the city as the protesters became more violent.

Protests have spread to other US cities, with demonstrators in New York defying coronavirus rules against public gatherings as they clashed with police, while some blocked traffic. Demonstrations had also been seen on the streets of Los Angeles and Memphis.

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