Iran asks Interpol to arrest Israeli war criminals + Israel dismisses Tehran demand

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Updated: 3.2.09 Press TV changed the title to this report, and DS added another news report, the Israeli response

Press TV
Sun, 01 Mar 2009 23:36:57 GMT

At a news briefing on Sunday, Tehran’s Public Prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, said that Iran had referred the case to the organization, known as Interpol, drawing on the Interpol charter and Israel’s violation of the Geneva Conventions.

“ICPO has notified governments of 180 countries to arrest the suspects,” who were involved in the 23-day Israeli offensive on Gaza in December and January he said.

In December, Iran’s judiciary announced its decision to set up a court to look into complaints made by the Palestinian envoy in Iran and wounded Palestinians delivered to Iran, against Israeli atrocities in Gaza, saying it was ready to try the Israelis in absentia.

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via Press TV – Interpol issues arrest warrants for 15 Israelis (original title)

h/t: CLG

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Updated

Israel dismisses Tehran demand to arrest Israeli ‘war criminals’

By Reuters
16:44 02/03/2009

The foreign ministry on Monday dismissed Iran’s request that Interpol arrest Israeli “war criminals” as a “political stunt.”

“This does not even deserve to be dignified with a comment, this is crude propaganda, it is ridiculous, why don’t they investigate Hamas war crimes?” Palmor asked.

Iran on Sunday had asked Interpol to arrest what it says are 15 Israeli “war criminals” who were involved in the conflict in Gaza in December and January, the Tehran prosecutor said.

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via Israel dismisses Tehran demand to arrest Israeli ‘war criminals’ – Haaretz – Israel News

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