Argentina requested the capture of the Iranian Mohsen Rezai in Moscow






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The Argentine justice asked Interpol to arrest the Iranian vice president in Moscow Mohsen Rezai, accused of attacking the AMIA. The arrest request was made by the AMIA Fiscal Unit and the Foreign Ministry processed the request through diplomatic channels.

Rezai, required by the Argentine Justice for the attack against the Jewish mutual, was at the inauguration ceremony of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on January 11. Together with the United States, Argentina formulated a joint declaration in the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) in which its presence in Managua was condemned. The declaration was approved and also urged all countries to effectively comply with Interpol red alert arrest warrants.

Rezai holds the position of Vice President for Economic Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He has an international arrest warrant from the Argentine justice system for being considered one of the masterminds of the AMIA attack. The The Argentine Foreign Ministry requested his arrest through “diplomatic channels and also through Interpol”.

It seems unlikely that Rezai could be arrested in Russia since he has a diplomatic rank.

“Argentina expresses, as it did last August before Rezai’s appointment as Vice President of Economic Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, that his presence in Managua constitutes an affront to Argentine justice and to the victims of the brutal terrorist attack against the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA), committed on July 18, 1994,” was the first reaction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Rezai’s presence in Nicaragua

The Foreign Ministry then added: “The Argentine Government once again demands that the Government of Iran fully cooperate with the Argentine Justice, allowing the people who have been accused of participating in the attack against the AMIA to be tried by the competent courts.”

Then came the declaration together with the United States in the OAS, agreed upon during the meeting between Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero and the head of the US State Department, Antony Blinken, in the city of Washington.

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