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Why Iran issued an arrest warrant for Donald Trump

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Iranian judiciary has issued an arrest warrant for Donald Trump over the assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said today. He added that the warrants were issued on charges of murder and terrorism.

The International Criminal Police Organisation, or Interpol, later rejected the charge, saying that it does not undertake activities of “political, military, religious or racial character”.

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Iran’s arrest warrant against Donald Trump is seen more as a bold political move but is unlikely to have any legal consequences for the US President. However, this does highlight and raises questions about the role of international bodies. Iran is using the international system in the same way the US does. The US clearly ignores........

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