We’ve known for some time that Donald Trump was going to be a controversial figure in American history, but we likely hadn’t believed that he would be this controversial.
Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” upon his arrival to Washington was a sure sign that there would be rough seas ahead. The swamp certainly wasn’t going to go softly into whatever oblivion lay beyond this threat, and they have indeed thrashed and wailed against the Commander in Chief from the word “go”.
Of course, this sort of carte blanche “resistance” creates its own issues, as it works to dig the blade ever deeper into the chasm between America’s two distinct political teams.
But it’s not just at home where Donald Trump’s “take no guff” attitude has heads turning, but also abroad. In Iran, Trump has been highly unpopular on account of his rescinding of the Obama-era “nuclear deal” that many believe unduly benefitted the regime in Tehran. Now, after a quick military scuffle earlier in the year between the two nations, Iran is now asking that INTERPOL arrest Donald Trump on the authority of their arrest warrant.
Iran 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.
And, just to make it “official”…
Qasi Mehr, quoted on the judiciary’s Mizan Online official website, said “the Iranian judiciary has issued arrest warrants against the 36”.
As of this writing, it appears that many throughout the international community are considering this to be little more than a political stunt aimed at disparaging the US President.
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