Saturday, November 10, 2007


Beirut - Interpol voted yesterday in Marrakesh , Morocco to issue red notices for five Iranians and one Lebanese member of Lebanon's Hezbollah militia in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Argentina in which 85 people were killed.

Lebanese Imad Moughnieh - only non-Iranian sought by Argentina. Served as intelligence officer for Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. U.S. has put $25 million bounty on him. Allegedly involved in kidnappings of Westerners in Lebanon in 1980s and suicide attacks on U.S. Embassy and U.S. Marine base in Lebanon — bombings that killed more than 260 Americans. Whereabouts unknown.

Ali Fallahian - Former Iranian intelligence minister and midlevel cleric who graduated from seminary in Qom, Iran, widely seen as breeding ground of Islamic militants. Now on Experts Assembly, elected body responsible for appointing Iran's supreme leader. Has been accused of links to other attacks — slaying of three Iranian Kurd dissidents in Berlin and murders of five Iranian political dissidents; denies involvement.

Mohssein Rezaei - Commander of Revolutionary Guards during Iran's 1980-88 war with Iraq. Retired from military and entered politics. Now serves on Expediency Council, body that arbitrates between Iran's parliament and Guardians' Council.

Mohssein Rabbani - mid-ranking Iranian cleric was cultural attache at Iranian Embassy in Argentina in 1994. Also has been implicated in 1992 terror bombing at Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires. No longer in Iranian government.

Ahmad Vahidi - General in Revolutionary Guards, regarded as father of country's missile program. Believed to working in Defense Ministry, but little information publicly available.

Ahmad Reza Asghari - worked as third secretary in Iranian Embassy in Buenos Aires, but believed to have been linked to Revolutionary Guards. Not known whether he still works for Iranian government.

(Alan note: some reports place him at the Iranian Embassy in Syria)

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