In­ter­pol seeks Ar­gentina ‘bombers’

The Jewish Chronicle - - World News - BY BERNARD JOSEPHS

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.

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