Iran seeks arrests of Argentines


Iran wants Interpol to arrest five Argentines for falsely accusing Iranians in the 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish center attack.

The state IRNA news agency reported Tuesday that Iranian prosecutors have demanded that the five appear before an Iranian court.

The accusations come on the heels of a vote at the Interpol world police body’s annual general assembly last week to put five Iranian men and one Lebanese man on its most wanted list in connection with the attack on the AMIA center, which killed 85.

The Argentines include a judge, two prosecutors, a former government official and the president of the Jewish center. The charges, according to IRNA, include making accusations against Iran “based on baseless and faked information,” and bribery.

No one has been brought to justice in the AMIA bombing. Iran has denied involvement in the bombing, claiming the United States and Israel are behind the accusations.

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