Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general early this year.
Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Trump and more than 30 others whom Iran accuses of involvement in the 3 January strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad face "murder and terrorism charges," the state-run IRNA news agency reported.
The United States killed Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force and architect of Iran's growing military influence in the Middle East, in an air strike on Januaray 3.
Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an adviser to Soleimani, was also killed.
Despite decades of enmity between Iran and the United States, Iran-backed militias and US troops fought side-by-side during Iraq's 2014-2017 war against Islamic State militants. With their help Iraq eventually succeeded in recapturing territory from jihadis who had overrun a third of the country.