Argentina seeks Rafsanjani arrest

An update on this story. From the BBC, with thanks to Morgaan Sinclair:

An Argentine judge has ordered an arrest warrant for former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani over the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires.

The federal judge also issued international arrests warrants for eight other ex-Iranian officials.

Last month, Argentina accused former authorities in Tehran of masterminding the attack on Buenos Aires’ Jewish Centre in which 85 people died.

Iran has rejected the charge, describing it as a “Zionist plot“.

Iranian authorities were accused by Argentine prosecutors of directing Lebanese militia group Hezbollah to carry out the attack, which also injured 300 people.

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  1. says

    Ah yes, a Zionist plot. Maybe some other countries can get in on this “plot” so that the next time turban head leaves his beloved republic someone can arrest him.

  2. says

    Why wasn’t this issued while Rafsanjani was in New York or at Harvard in New England? He could have been grabbed here for extradition there.Why is this issued when it cannot be executed, and Mr. Rafsanjani cannot be taken for trial?

  3. says

    You know, for such a small population, the zionists certainly seem to have a lot of ongoing plots.

    Im opening a new store called “Plotinkos”, where you can bring in plans for your plots and I will have them sorted, collated, hole-punched and presented in an attractive colored binder. A beautiful Star of David will be embossed on the front cover.

    Who has time for organizing all those plot-notes and maps when there are so many plots and so few people to carry them out?

    Ill make a mint! Ok, who wants a franchise? Haifa, Ashdod and Gevim are still available.

  4. says

    If the Zionists had instituted all that they’ve been accused of over the years, they would rule the world.
    It’s yet another cowardly Islamic bombing sponsored by the masters of Muslim terror…the yellow-backs in Iran.
    We can feel free to label all of Islam this way until the moderates declare Iran and the killers apostate.

  5. says

    hell they blow off the the holocast as a zionist fantasy they belive in the fiction the proticals of the elders of zion2:61 And when ye said: O Moses! We are weary of one kind of food; so call upon thy Lord for us that He bring forth for us of that which the earth groweth – of its herbs and its cucumbers and its corn and its lentils and its onions. He said: Would ye exchange that which is higher for that which is lower ? Go down to settled country, thus ye shall get that which ye demand. And humiliation and wretchedness were stamped upon them and they were visited with wrath from Allah. That was because they disbelieved in Allah’s revelations and slew the prophets wrongfully. That was for their disobedience and transgression.And thou wilt find them greediest of mankind for life and (greedier) than the idolaters. (Each) one of them would like to be allowed to live a thousand years. And to live (a thousand years) would be no means remove him from the doom. Allah is Seer of what they do.4:160 Because of the wrongdoing of the Jews We forbade them good things which were (before) made lawful unto them, and because of their much hindering from Allah’s way, this is just a sampleing of what the quran says about jews and if you add in the other lies they tell in the middle east about jews needing human blood for baking passover pastrys other crap its not surprizing the iranians would blow up a jewish center and blow of responisblity foe it

  6. says

    I doubt Rafsanjani will be arrested but this is an important symbolic gesture.As it limits Rafsanjani’s freedom of movement and gives a Muslim leader the type of attention he does not want. I would like to see a similar arrest warrant issued in the US.

  7. says

    Lose the Bongos,

    I’ll be your first customer. You can publish our tome called “The Protocols of a Bunch of Uneducated Old Dudes Named Bubba”.

    David England,

    On a more serious note, Even if they’d issued the indictment when Rafsanjani was in New York, I doubt the dhimmified US State Department would have let him be extradited. That fate is reserved only for former “right-wing” dictators.

  8. says

    And I see no reason why America shold not seek the arrest of Ahmadinejad for his involvement in the 1979 kidnappings at the US Embassy in Tehran.

    Any advice as to how Americans can go about this??? I’d sincerely like to know how this can be done. It certainly needs to be done and has been ignored for far too long.

  9. says

    The facts brought out by the Argentine officials have been known –broadly speaking– for many years but nobody, not even Argentina, did anything about these facts. So the EU knew about Iran and Hizbullah involvement in the Argentine bombings for many years. Yet they still fawn over those noxious dictators and religious fanatics. The EU seems to represent a regression of western Europe towards barbarism.