Iran summons Argentina officials for fabricating case against Iran in 1994 bombing

Iran summons Argentina officials for fabricating case against Iran in 1994 bombing

[JURIST] An Iranian court has issued a summons for five Argentinean officials, accusing them of fabricating a case against Iran in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish Community Center [Wikipedia backgrounder], Iranian media reported Thursday. The Argentineans were involved in an investigation that implicated Iran as partly responsible for the bombing, which killed 85 and wounded hundreds more. Iran has repeatedly denied involvement and has issued the summons through diplomatic channels.

In March, Interpol [official website] agreed to issue arrest notices [JURIST report] for six men thought to be connected with the bombing. Argentina [JURIST news archive] had initially sought to have a number of high ranking Iranian officials arrested, including former Iran President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani [official website, in Farsi; JURIST report], but Interpol's Executive Committee [official website] approved notices for only five Iranians, including one for former Intelligence Chief Ali Fallahian, and an additional notice for a Lebanese militant. VOA News has more.