Iran rejects Interpol decision to add Iranians to most-wanted list

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November 9, 2007 00:40

Iran accused Interpol of succumbing to US and Israeli pressure Thursday, a day after it added four Iranians to its most-wanted list for a 1994 bombing that killed 85 people at a Jewish center in Argentina. Iranian envoys had lobbied the international coordinating agency heavily to avoid having their country linked to the bombing, but delegates voted to add the names 76-14 on Wednesday, with 26 abstentions. "It was expected that this professional body should not have weakened its legal character, professional position and credit by accepting the political will of the Zionist regime (Israel)," Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said Thursday in a statement, a copy of which was sent to The Associated Press. Hosseini accused both the US and Israel of putting pressure on Interpol, saying their alleged behavior was "against international legal measures and unacceptable."


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