Interpol seeks Argentina ‘bombers’
THIRTEEN YEARS on, senior Iranian defence officials have been placed on Interpol’s “most wanted” list for their suspected involvement in the bombing of a Jewish community centre in Argentina in 1994 in which 85 people were killed.
Wanted notices for the six suspects, five Iranians and one Lebanese citizen, have been sent in so-called “red notic- es” to governments and police officials around the world.
They reportedly include former Iranian intelligence chief Ali Fallahian, former cultural attache at the Iranian Embassy in Buenos Aires Mohsen Rabbani, former diplomat Ahmed Reza Asghari, Mohsen Rezaei, former leader of the Revolutionary Guards, Ahmad Vahidi, a general in the Revolutionary Guards and Hizbollah militant Imad Moughnieh.
Argentine prosecutors have alleged that Iranian officials orchestrated the bombing but entrusted Hizbollah agents to carry it out.
A Jewish security source told the JC that the Iranian government had fought hard to prevent Interpol from issuing the wanted notices and denied any involvement in the attack.
The 1994 bombing was followed eight days later by a car bomb attack against the Israeli Embassy in London.