Iran, Argentina spar over Jewish center bombing

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August 16, 2007 11:19

An Iranian court has summoned five former Argentinian government officials to journey to Iran and answer charges of working against the security of the country, state television announced Thursday. The five officials were all involved in an investigation that implicated Iran in a 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and wounded 200. The report said the Argentinians had been informed of the summons via diplomatic channels and if they did not travel to Iran and appear in court in the coming days, an international arrest warrant would be issued against them. The announcement comes in the wake of Argentinian federal Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral's December declaration that former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani and eight other officials were "fugitives from justice" for not responding to arrest warrants issued earlier.


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