Iranian candidate wanted in Jewish center attack
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Iranian candidate wanted in Jewish center attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A newly announced candidate for the Iranian presidency is wanted in the bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

Moshen Rezaei, who announced his candidacy Wednesday, said during a news conference Sunday in Tehran that he would cooperate with the United States on regional security, The Associated Press reported.

Rezaei, who is wanted along with four others by Interpol in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85 and injured 200, also criticized President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning the Holocaust.

He did not discuss the bombing case during Sunday’s news conference and has never spoken about it publicly, according to the AP.

Iran has rejected any connection to the bombing.