Iran summons Argentine envoy over arrest requests

Iranian Foreign Ministry condemns Argentine judge arrest requests as an "irresponsible act".

By
November 19, 2006 10:08
Iran summons Argentine envoy over arrest requests

buenos aires bombing. (photo credit: AP [file])

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Iran summoned Buenos Aires' envoy to Teheran in protest over an Argentine judge's request to arrest former President Hashemi Rafsanjani and other officials, state-run radio reported on Sunday. During a meeting with the charge d'affaires, Ali Eslamian, an Iranian Foreign Ministry official, condemned the Argentine judge arrest requests as an "irresponsible act" and "against legal and judicial procedure," the radio reported. "The US and Israel open support to the judge indicates an under the table deal to incriminate Iran," Eslamian said. Earlier this month, an Argentine judge's sought the detention of Rafsanjani, Iranian president between 1989 and 1997, and eight other officials for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires. The blast killed 85 people and wounded more than 200. The attack was the worst ever on Argentine soil, and prosecutors there allege it was orchestrated by leaders of the Iranian government and carried out by Hizbullah. Iran has denied any involvement in the attack.

Related Content

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands they meet in Helsinki
July 16, 2018
Trump kowtows to Putin in Helsinki

By MICHAEL WILNER