Iran asks Interpol to help arrest Trump for killing general Jun 30, 2020 0 26 12345 AFPTehranIran said Monday it has called for Interpol to help arrest President Donald Trump and 35 other US officials for the January killing of its top general in an American drone strike.Tehran prosecutor Ali Qasi Mehr, quoted by state news agency IRNA, said 36 US political and military officials “involved in the assassination” of General Qasem Soleimani “have been investigated and were ordered to be arrested through Interpol”.“These people have been charged with murder and terrorist acts,” he said.“At the top of the list is US President Donald Trump, and his prosecution will continue even after the end of his term,” said the prosecutor, referring to his bid for re-election in November.Qasi Mehr, quoted on the judiciary’s Mizan Online official website, said “the Iranian judiciary has issued arrest warrants against the 36”.He called for the international police agency Interpol to issue red notices, which are not arrest warrants but issued for those wanted for prosecution or sentencing.Interpol, however, told AFP that any such intervention would be contrary to its constitution, without directly confirming it had been contacted by Iran.Under Article 3 of the constitution, “it is strictly forbidden for the Organisation to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character”, said the agency based in the French city of Lyon.“Interpol would not consider requests of this nature.”Trump ordered the killing of Soleimani in a January 3 drone strike near Baghdad international airport.Soleimani, a national hero at home, was “the world’s top terrorist” and “should have been terminated long ago”, Trump said at the time.Brian Hook, the US pointman on Iran policy, scoffed at the Iranian request to Interpol as a “propaganda stunt”.“Our assessment is that Interpol does not intervene and issue red notices that are based on a political nature,” he told a news conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh.“This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability,” Hook said. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Nine bodies found in new Libya mass grave: Pro-government forces Jun 30, 2020 0 1083 Israel’s annexation plans ‘illegal’: UN rights chief Jun 30, 2020 0 235 ‘It’s my dam’: Ethiopians unite around Nile River mega-project Jun 30, 2020 0 234 Iran reports daily record of over 160 COVID-19 deaths Tehran Iran on Monday reported over 160 Covid-19-related deaths in 24 hours, a record number and one that has led to serious concern in the Health Ministry. The death toll has now risen to 10,670, with 225,205 infections .. Record number of Syrians going hungry, aid groups warn AFP Beirut Leading aid groups called Monday for increased access and funding for millions of Syrians at risk of starvation, on the eve of a key conference in Brussels. More than nine years into the conflict, the fighting .. Fire in Egypt hospital kills 7 coronavirus patients Cairo A fire at a hospital in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria on Monday killed seven coronavirus patients, security and medical sources said. Seven other people were injured in the blaze, believed to be caused by a .. Iraq frees 14 pro-Iran fighters held over rocket fire Baghdad More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters arrested in an unprecedented raid by elite Iraqi forces were released Monday and the case against them dropped, their group’s spokesman said. Counter-terrorism forces .. South African state corruption probe resumes after 3 months AFP Johannesburg A South African judicial commission probing state corruption during former president Jacob Zuma’s nine-year tenure resumed hearings on Monday after a three-month interruption casued by the ..