Thursday, September 22, 2005

Islamic Republic wins bid to delist its Argentina terror agents

Warrants in '94 Bombing Are Delisted
LA Times
September 22, 2005



BERLIN — [Islamic Republic] succeeded Wednesday in getting Interpol to cancel international wanted notices for 12 [Islamists] sought by Argentina in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center, police sources said.

Argentine judicial authorities called the decision a blow to their investigation of the Buenos Aires attack, which killed 85 people, the country's deadliest.

At its annual conference in Berlin, world police body Interpol conducted a ballot of delegates on rescinding the "red notices" arising from the attack.

"In favor of [the Islamic Republic], all the red notices have been canceled," an [Islamic Republican] delegate said.

Two other sources independently confirmed the outcome.

Argentina and Israel lay responsibility for the bombing on Hezbollah guerrillas backed by [the Islamic Republic], but Tehran repeatedly has denied involvement.

Interpol suspended the 12 notices requested by Argentina after [Islamic Republic] complained about irregularities, citing corruption allegations against the judge involved.

Argentina was seeking reinstatement of the notices.

Argentine court officials said removal of the alerts, which means countries are no longer obliged to publish the arrest warrants, made it unlikely the suspects would ever be brought in for questioning.


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