'Illegal': Iran Slams Argentina's Bid To Arrest Minister Over 1994 Bombing Attack

Iran’s official information company IRNA reported that Nasser Vahidi was again in Iran on Tuesday. (File)


Iran on Wednesday condemned as “unlawful” Argentina’s request for Interpol to arrest Iran’s inside minister over a 1994 bombing assault on a Jewish group centre in Buenos Aires that killed 85 individuals.

Iranian international ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani “strongly condemned the repetition of unlawful requests based mostly on lies… by some Argentine judges about Iranian nationals within the AMIA case,” an announcement from the ministry mentioned.

On April 12, a court docket in Argentina positioned blame on Iran for the 1994 assault in opposition to the AMIA Jewish group centre in Buenos Aires and for a bombing two years earlier in opposition to the Israeli embassy, which killed 29 individuals.

The Argentinean international ministry on Tuesday mentioned the Iranian minister, Ahmad Vahidi, was a part of a delegation from Tehran visiting Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and Interpol has issued a crimson discover searching for his arrest on the request of Argentina.

Argentina has additionally requested these two governments to arrest Vahidi, it added in an announcement.

However Iran’s official information company IRNA reported that Vahidi was again in Iran on Tuesday, the place he attended a ceremony to induct a provincial governor.

An official from Sri Lanka’s international ministry instructed AFP that Vahidi was not listed as a part of an Iranian delegation that arrived within the nation on Wednesday.

“The accusations made within the AMIA case in opposition to Iranian residents lacked any validity,” the Iranian international ministry spokesman mentioned.

Iran “helps the execution of justice and the prosecution of those that, by destroying paperwork, brought about critical deviations in the middle of the AMIA case and escaped punishment for this incident,” he added.

Kanani additionally urged the Argentine authorities to keep away from “making baseless accusations in opposition to the residents of different international locations and to not be influenced by the enemies of the bilateral relations between Iran and Argentina”.

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