Iran condemns Interpol decision

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad-Ali Hosseini condemned as an "unprincipled" act a recent decision by the Interpol on refusing to drop charges against a number of Iranians for their alleged involvement in a 1994 bombing in Argentina.

Making those decisions by the Interpol "does not mean that Argentina's claims over Iran's involvement in the bombings have been confirmed," Hosseini said.

However, he added that Tehran expected "the expert body not to tarnish its professional and legal status internationally by accepting the political will of the Zionists and certain hegemonic powers." Hosseini stressed that Argentina's judiciary "is under heavy pressure by the Zionist regime and the US."

"The fact that 40 members of the body's General Assembly had opposed its decision and that a report by its executive committee stressed that Argentina had failed to cooperate with Iran's judiciary system to investigate the case, all indicate that serious and enormous doubts exist over issuing the red notices against Iran," Hossein argued.

He added that pressuring an international body to use it as a tool for political intentions "is against the international and legal laws and completely unacceptable."

However, Hosseini stressed that Tehran will continue its cooperation with Argentina over the case "until the red notices are dropped and Iran would be compensated for the damages" inflicted on the country in this connection.