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Aug222009

Iran's Most Wanted: Defense Minister Vahidi and the Interpol Warrant

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There has been a lot of Internet chatter, now out in the mainstream media such as The New York Times CNN, about President Ahmadinejad's nomination of Ahmad Vahidi as Minister of Defense. The discussion is not as much about Vahidi's command of the Qods Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a background we think is of significance in the evolving battle within Iran's establishment (see Thursday's updates), but about specific allegations of his involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Argentina.

A lot of the chatter has been unsupported, so an EA correspondent offers the visual proof that the proposed Defense Minister is indeed the suspect sought by Interpol. In the group photo of the proposed Iran Cabinet, Vahidi is in the second row, fourth from right:

VAHIDI1

And here's the photo accompanying the Interpol warrant for "Ahmad Vahidi" for "CRIMES AGAINST LIFE AND HEALTH, HOOLIGANISM/VANDALISM/DAMAGE":

VAHIDI2

Reader Comments (2)

A nice photo montage for one of the govt newspapers (not)

August 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I met him here in Mexico and I just want to know anything about him, if he was related to something!

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYagooh sahari

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