May 22, 2013
Nisman calls for arrest of alleged mastermind of AMIA bombing in Bolivia
Prosecutor Alberto Nisman has requested Interpol to arrest Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi, accused of being one of the masterminds of the terrorist attack to the AMIA Jewish community center, after he landed in Bolivia this morning.
Vahidi arrived in Bolivia to take part of the inauguration of a school in defence of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, in the Santa Cruz municipality.
The Iranian Defence Minister was a part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and took part of the meeting with authorities in which the bombing of the Jewish Community centre in Buenos Aires was planned, according to the probe.
The attack killed 85 people.
Nisman has already talked to Interpol and its branch in Bolivia, and claimed for Vahidi's arrest, since there is already an arrest warrant issued against him.
Vahidi travelled from Mauritania to Bolivia and probably has diplomatic immunity.
On Monday he took part of a ceremony that commemorated the anniversary of Islamic Revolution driving force, Iman Ruhollah Jomein.