New York, NY, November 7, 2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed a decision by Interpol’s General Assembly to uphold arrest warrants for five Iranians and one Lebanese believed to be behind the 1994 terrorist attacks on a Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in which 85 people were killed and hundreds wounded. The General Assembly, meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, upheld a March 2007 decision by Interpol's executive committee to arrest the Iranian and Hezbollah-linked masterminds and perpetrators of the attack on the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA).
“Today’s vote is an important demonstration of the international community’s commitment to bringing the perpetrators of this heinous terrorist attack targeting Jews to justice, and an important signal to state-sponsors of terrorism,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.
“We stand with the Argentine Jewish community in our hope that this decision will mean that no effort will be spared by law enforcement around the world until justice is served for the AMIA victims.”
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