Argentina has formally requested Interpol to issue a red notice for the arrest of Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi. Ahmad Vahidi is alleged in the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in 1994 which claimed the lives of 85 people and injured around 300 others.

Argentina Seeks Arrest of Iranian Minister Ahmad Vahidi Over 1994 Bombing

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The red notice issued by Interpol at Argentina’s request states that Vahidi is wanted for alleged aggravated murder and damages related to the AMIA bombing.

It’s essential to note that a red notice doesn’t constitute an arrest warrant and it’s up to member countries to decide whether to act upon it.

Argentina’s highest criminal court determined that Hezbollah was responsible for the AMIA attack and had received directives and financing from the Iranian government. This ruling which is final with no room for appeal.

Iran has denied any involvement in the AMIA bombing and has dismissed Argentina’s allegations on Ahmad Vahidi as baseless.

In response to Argentina’s request for Ahmad Vahidi’s arrest, Iran criticized Argentina for making what it considers to be baseless accusations against its citizens.

The renewed push by Argentina to hold Iran accountable comes amid shifting foreign policy, particularly in alignment with Israel.

Argentina’s pursuit of justice in the AMIA bombing has been characterized by legal and efforts spanning decades.

Despite facing challenges and alleged government cover-ups, Argentina continues to seek extradition for those implicated in the attack.

The AMIA bombing remains a traumatic event in Argentina’s history particularly for the Jewish community which was the primary target of the attack.

Argentina has formally requested Interpol to issue a red notice for the arrest of Ahmad Vahidi, who is accused of being one of the perpetrators behind the deadly bombing.

The 1994 bombing targeted the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, resulting in the loss of 85 lives and injuring approximately 300 individuals making it the deadliest terrorist attack in Argentina’s history.

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A recent ruling by Argentina’s highest criminal court held Hezbollah responsible for the attack alleging that the group acted with directives and financing from the Iranian government.

Interpol has been involved in the case issuing a red notice for Ahmad Vahidi’s arrest at Argentina’s request. It’s crucial to note that a red notice is an alert to member countries about wanted individuals but does not constitute an arrest warrant.

Ahmad Vahidi’s presence in Pakistan during an official visit raised diplomatic tensions making Argentina to call for his detention and extradition.

Iran’s reaction to these developments has been dismissive accusing Argentina of making baseless accusations and attempting to tarnish Iran’s reputation.

Israel has welcomed Argentina’s actions seeing them as a step towards holding the Iranian government accountable for sponsoring terrorism.

Israel’s Foreign Minister addressed the importance of international solidarity in combatting terrorism and standing against the Iranian regime.

The court ruling implicating Iran and Hezbollah in the 1994 attack, no one has been convicted for planning or executing the bombing.

Argentina’s efforts to secure justice for the victims have faced numerous obstacles, including alleged government cover-ups and challenges in obtaining cooperation from other countries.

Argentina remains in its quest for justice determined to hold accountable those responsible for the 1994 bombing and other terrorist attacks targeting its Jewish community.

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