Argentina Asks Iraq to Extradite Ex-Iranian Minister

(AFP-Al Arabiya) Argentina issued another extradition warrant Thursday for an Iranian ex-foreign minister over the deadly bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires in 1994. Investigating Judge Rodolfo Canicoba asked Baghdad to extradite Ali Akbar Velayati, who is on the Interpol wanted list and is currently in Iraq. In July Argentina issued a similar warrant to Singapore and Malaysia after learning Velayati was on a lecture tour to those countries. Argentine investigators accuse Velayati and four other Iranian former officials, including ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, of orchestrating the July 18, 1994, car bombing at the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association in Buenos Aires. The Iranians ordered Hizbullah to carry out the bombing.

2016-10-21 00:00:00

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