Iran has given an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the slaughtering of top Iranian leader Gen Qasem Soleimani in Iraq in January.
Tehran investigator Ali Alqasimehr said Mr. Trump and 35 others confronted murder and psychological warfare charges, and that Interpol had been approached to help confine them.
However, Interpol said it would not consider the Iranian request.
The US exceptional agent for Iran said the warrant was a purposeful publicity stunt that no one would take seriously.
Soleimani died in a drone strike close to Baghdad International Airport requested by Mr. Trump, who said the general was answerable for the deaths of many American soldiers and was planning imminent attacks.
Iran fought back by terminating ballistic rockets at Iraqi army bases housing US forces.
“Around 36 people have been distinguished regarding the death of Hajj Qasem. They directed, followed up on, and requested [it],” Mr. Alqasimehr was cited as saying by the Mehr news agency.
“This incorporates political and military authorities from the US just as different nations, for whom the judiciary has issued arrest warrants and the Interpol has issued Red Notices.”
Mr. Trump was on the head of the rundown and his capture would be looked for considerably after his administration had finished, the prosecutor added.
Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Baharvand said Iran’s judiciary would soon issue an indictment for those responsible for the attack on Gen Soleimani, and was hoping to identify the operators of the drone, according to the Isna news agency.
“Iran won’t stop its efforts until these individuals are brought to justice,” he declared.
An Interpol Red Notice is a request to law requirement worldwide to find and temporarily capture an individual pending removal, give up, or comparative legitimate activity. . It is not an international arrest warrant.
US special representative Brian Hook stated: “Our evaluation is that Interpol doesn’t intercede and give Red Notices that depend on a political nature.
“This is a political nature. This has nothing to do with national security, universal harmony, or advancing soundness… It is a promulgation stunt that nobody takes seriously.”
Interpol, which is situated in the French city of Lyon, subsequently told the BBC that it would not think about the Iranian request for help.
Under its constitution, it was “strictly forbidden for the organization to attempt any mediation or exercises of a political, military, strict or racial character”, it said. Investigators state the giving of the capture warrant is minimal in excess of a representative signal by Iran, but that it reflects the depth of animosity felt towards President Trump.
This article is originally posted on BBC.COM