The international police agency, Interpol, plans to requestfor the arrest of five prominent Iranians and a Lebanese allegedly involved inthe 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural centre in
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The bombing killed 85 people and wounded 200.
Interpol added on Thursday that it had turned down
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It plans to issue "red notices" for the Iranianson March 31, unless either
Argentinian prosecutors have alleged that the attackwas orchestrated by leaders of the Iranian government and executed by theLebanon-based Hezbollah.
The six people on Interpol's list include Ali Fallahijan,the former Iranian intelligence chief.
Imad Moughnieh, a Lebanese, is also wanted forallegedly kidnapping Westerners in
Luis Grynwald, head of the Jewish centre in
"The resolution by Interpol gives strong backing to theefforts of the prosecutor and the Argentine judiciary," Grynwald said.
"This shows that the Iranian regime has to co-operatein efforts to clarify this attack and not impede the search for thetruth."
The three Iranians Interpol declined to issue red noticesfor are Rafsanjani, Ali Akbar Velayati, the former foreign minister and HadiSoleimanpour, the former ambassador to
Mohsen Baharvand, an Iranian diplomat in
He said Argentinian officials had no evidence to backwarrants for the Iranians.
"The decision of Interpol is not acceptable for
"Both parties have been treated fairly and impartiallyby Interpol, and the organisation's rules have been meticulously appliedthroughout the dispute resolution process," Jackie Selebi, Interpol'spresident, said.
A red notice is an Interpol request that a wanted person bearrested for possible extradition.
It cannot force countries to arrest or extradite suspects,but people with red notice status appear on Interpol's equivalent of amost-wanted list.
Source: AgenciesGüncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16