Sunday, November 04, 2007

Interpol: Putting Iranians on the Most Wanted List

Interpol is grappling with putting some Iranians on the most-wanted list for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina. As you can imagine Iran has been trying to make this all about politics. Fortunately, the lead prosecutor in Argentina, Alberto Nisman is not backing down:"We are going to Morocco with our truth and we are going to explain why these persons are being sought, as simple as that," Nisman said. No convictions have been seen in this case which is already 13 yrs. old. Argentine prosecutors allege Iranian officials orchestrated the bombing and entrusted the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah to carry it out. They say they have sufficient evidence for Interpol member nations to approve "red notices" for six suspects — five Iranians and one Lebanese. A red notice means a suspect is wanted for possible extradition. While it does not force countries to arrest or extradite suspects, people with red-notice status appear on Interpol's equivalent of a most-wanted list. I'm not sure what will really happen with these "red notices" being given out since Iran will not extradite any of it's own but it's a good start.

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