Iranian prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said his nation has issued an arrest warrant for President Donald Trump, asking Interpol for help in detaining US President, as well as others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, according to reports.
Soleimani who was a designated terrorist by the United States, was killed in a January, 3 attack in Iraq. He was wanted for the planning and death of hundreds of Americans and thousands of people all over the world. Trump said he ordered the U.S. drone strike that killed Soleimani, who was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force. He, along with other Iranian, military officials were killed at the Baghdad International Airport. At the time, Soleimani was planning an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
White House officials could not be immediately reached for comment.
#BREAKING: Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed Soleimani
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) June 29, 2020
According to Al Jazeera, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Monday that Trump, along with more than 30 others, will face “murder and terrorism charges.” The news agency said that Alqasimehr did not name anyone other than Trump, “but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.”
Interpol has not immediately responded to a request for comment on this developing story.
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The letter, which had been published on The Guardian’s website since 2002, resurfaced online, causing a sudden spike in traffic. Social media users unearthed and shared the anti-American and antisemitic content, propelling the document to viral status. The Guardian, acknowledging the increased circulation without the full context, opted to remove the transcript.
According to reports from Fox News Digital, a spokesperson for The Guardian stated, “The transcript published on our website 20 years ago has been widely shared on social media without the full context. Therefore we have decided to take it down and direct readers to the news article that originally contextualized it instead.” The outlet declined to provide additional comments on the matter.
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The 9/11 attacks, orchestrated by al-Qaeda, resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people and left thousands more injured. The letter’s resurgence occurred as it was shared by social media influencers on platforms like TikTok, with some expressing a change in perspective. Pro-Palestinian activist Lynette Adkins was among those who shared the letter online, prompting discussions and reflections.
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