The announcement was made Monday by Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr, who told the state-run IRNA news agency that Trump and 35 others are facing "murder and terrorism charges" in connection to the January 3 attack in Baghdad that killed the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force.
"These people have been charged with murder and terrorist acts", he said.
"The 36 individuals who were involved in the assassination of Qasem Soleimani have been identified and they include political and military officials from the us and other governments", al-Qasimehrsaidduring a meeting of the Iranian judiciary Monday. Iran's attorney general Ali Alqasi Mehr stated that the Iranian government would not attempt to prosecute Trump as long as he remained in office but would attempt to prosecute him when his term is over.
The US killed General Soleimani, who oversaw the Revolutionary Guard's expeditionary Quds Force, and others in an attack near Baghdad International Airport.
He called for the worldwide police agency Interpol to issue red notices, which are not arrest warrants but issued for those wanted for prosecution or sentencing.
U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hookdismissedthe arrest warrants as a "propaganda stunt".
It is unlikely Interpol would grant Iran's request as its guideline for notices forbids it from "undertaking any intervention or activities of a political" nature. "This has nothing to do with national security, worldwide peace or promoting stability", Hook said.
On January 3, a U.S. drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force. "It's a propaganda stunt that no-one takes seriously and makes the Iranians look foolish".
US soldiers clear rubble from a site of Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad airbase in Anbar, Iraq, on January 13. Iran retaliated with a ballistic missile strike targeting American troops in Iraq.