Bombing suspects put on Interpol wanted list


Interpol voted to put six suspects in the 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish community center attack on its most wanted list.

The Interpol General Assembly voted Wednesday on the recommendation of its executive panel to “red notice” five Iranians and a Lebanese accused in the AMIA center bombing, which killed 85. A red notice marks the suspects as wanted but does not require a country to arrest or extradite them.

Commenting on the vote, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said in a statement, “This is a victory for the people of Argentina and for all those seeking to build a global community based on the rule of law, and free from fear or intimidation.”

No one directly involved in perpetrating the attack has ever been prosecuted in the case.

Iranian delegates to the general assembly in Marrakesh, Morocco, reportedly had wanted to delay the issue for a year. Iran had warned that the United States and Israel were using Interpol as a political tool.

Argentine prosecutors claim the JCC attack was carried out by Hezbollah but orchestrated by the Iranians.

Interpol, based in France, facilitates international police cooperation.

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