A new arrest warrant issued by the Iranian government on the evening of Monday 29th of June calls for the arrest of US President Donald J. Trump. This warrant calls for the arrest of all those associated with January’s fatal drone strike targeting Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
This drone strike, the US claimed, was done to prevent an immediate attack against America; a claim which drew criticism from the international community. Similarly, the legality of the strike was questioned by some in regards to international law.
Under President Trump’s administration, conflict between Iran and the US has continually escalated, with the warrant serving as the latest escalation, even if it has little chance of being enforced.
So why has Iran created this warrant? For this story, Ryan Stanton spoke with Deakin University’s Professor of Global Islamic Politics. Greg Barton, to find out more.Download Audio