Interpol reportedly requested six arrests in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. The Associated Press reported that Interpol is seeking five prominent Iranians and one Lebanese in the attack on the AMIA center, which killed 85 and wounded hundreds. Interpol said Thursday that it would send “red notices” to the Iranians on March 31, but an appeal from Iran or Argentina could put the process on hold. The matter then would have to go before Interpol’s general assembly in November. Mohsen Baharvand, the top Iranian diplomat in Argentina, suggested that political pressure from the United States was behind the move and that officials have no evidence tying Iranians to the event. “The decision of Interpol is not acceptable for Iran,” he said. Among those Interpol seeks to arrest are former Iranian intelligence chief Ali Fallahian and a Lebanese militant, Imad Moughnieh. The organization refused to help arrest three other former Iranian officials sought by Argentina, including former President Hashemi Rafsanjani.
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