Iran has asked for help from the international police organization known as “Interpol” in detaining President Trump and 47 other U.S. leaders for their part in the “murder” of Qasem Soleimani in 2020.
Gholamhossein Esmaili, an Iranian spokesman, announced the Red Notice requests during a Tuesday press event, declaring that “Iran is extremely serious about finding and punishing the officials who carried out this crime,” Al Jazeera reported.
A Red Notice request is a request through Interpol to police in other countries to find and arrest someone who is facing extradition.
Interpol refused a previous, essentially identical, Iranian request in June. That one cited “terrorism” charges against President Trump and other officials.
Three days before announcing the notices, Iran honored the death of Soleimani, who was killed by a drone strike ordered by Trump. This was after the Pentagon received information that he was planning “imminent attacks” against U.S. citizens.
Another Iranian official, promising revenge for Soleimani, threatened to hit U.S. bases in the area if the U.S. ever attacked Iran.