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A U.S. drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani who was the leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force

Iran's charges against Trump and others include "murder" and "terrorist acts", charges which carry a maximum penalty of death under Iran's criminal code.

Iran said Monday it has called for Interpol to help arrest President Donald Trump and 35 other U.S. officials for the January killing of its top general in an American drone strike. However, the charges underscore the heightened tensions between Iran and the United States since Trump unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Tehran has requested the help of Interpol in securing their arrest.

"36 individuals who cooperated, collaborated, and participated in the assassination of Hajj Qassem, including political and military authorities of the USA and other countries, have been identified", Alqasi-Mehr said on Monday, according to ISNA.

Following the death of its former military commander, Qasem Soleimani, Iranian government, Monday issued warrant of arrest against the President of United State, Donald Trump and other suspects.

Local authorities generally make the arrests on behalf of the country that requests it.

Under its constitution, it was "strictly forbidden for the organisation to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character", it said.

Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, dismissed the arrest warrant announcement during a news conference in Saudi Arabia on Monday.

Recall that a U.S. airstrike had in January killed General Soleimani of the Revolutionary Guard's expeditionary Quds Force near Baghdad International Airport.

In his respond, Trump warned Tehran that the U.S. will target 52 Iranian sites if Iran attacks Americans.

"This is another political stunt by the Iranian regime", U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said at a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

"General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region", the Pentagon said at the time, calling the strike "decisive defensive" action aimed at deterring future Iranian attacks.

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