International arrest warrant for former Iranian president

Stop Fundamentalism, Nov 13 – AFP reported November 9 that a judge issued an international arrest warrant Thursday for Iranian ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and other top former Tehran officials in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish charity in Argentina that killed 85 people.

Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral told AFP he had asked the government of Iran as well as Interpol to hand over the former president on a warrant issued for "crimes against humanity."

Warrants were also issued for 1989-1987 Iranian intelligence and security minister Ali Fallahijan; former foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati; former head of the Revolutionary Guards Mohsen Rezai; former commander of Al-Quds Forces and of the Revolutionary Guards Ahmad Vahidi; former cultural attaché to the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires Mohsen Rabbani; former embassy third secretary Ahmad Reza Asghari; and former ambassador to Buenos Aires Hadi Soleimanpour, who was jailed in London in 2003 at Argentina’s request, but was freed for lack of evidence.