UANI Urges ‘Red Notice’ Compliance, Arrest Of Iranian Suspect In AMIA Bombing

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) CEO Mark D. Wallace and UANI Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman released the following joint statement in light of reports that Iranian Vice President of Economic Affairs and wanted subject of an Interpol ‘Red Notice’ Mohsen Rezaei traveled unimpeded to Nicaragua for the January 11 inauguration of President Daniel Ortega. According to the latest airline tracking data, Rezaei’s Iranian government jet is traveling back to Tehran from Managua as of this morning.

“Iran’s Vice President for Economic Affairs Mohsen Rezaei is the former Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the subject of an Interpol “Red Notice” for “aggravated murder and damages.” Rezaei stands accused of playing a key role in greenlighting and overseeing the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and wounded hundreds more. In welcoming him, Nicaragua thumbed its nose at the victims, their families, and its obligations as a member of Interpol.

“Serving in an official governmental capacity does not provide Rezaei with immunity, and all nations along the flightpath between Managua and Tehran should be prepared to deny his Dassault Falcon 900EX aircraft overflight rights or to force it to land so he can be arrested. Any nation that permits Rezaei’s aircraft to traverse its airspace without forcing it to land should be held accountable as well. 

“Rezaei is not the only senior Iranian regime official under an Interpol ‘Red Notice’ for suspected involvement in the 1994 bombing. Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi is also wanted. They must be held responsible, and U.S. officials in countries along Rezaei’s flightpath should urge their counterparts to take decisive action.”