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Iran Issues Interpol Arrest Warrant Request for Trump Amid Mounting Tensions

HeadlineJan 06, 2021

Iran has issued a request for Interpol to arrest President Trump and 47 other American officials over the assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani just over one year ago. In June, Interpol rejected a similar arrest request from Iran. This comes amid mounting tension between the two nations in the final weeks of Trump’s presidency as some fear he may be gearing up for a military attack on Iran.

Meanwhile, South Korea is sending a delegation to Iran after Revolutionary Guard officers seized one of its tankers. Iran said the South Korean vessel was violating environmental protocols. Tehran has been pressuring Seoul to release some $7 billion in oil revenues that have remained frozen in South Korean banks due to harsh U.S.-led sanctions.

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