Monday, March 02, 2009

War criminal tally up to 149

Iran's PressTV, along with a number of Western news sources, reports that Interpol has begun "studying Iran's request for the arrest of 15 senior Israeli officials over war crimes committed during the Gaza offensive." There is always something a little edgier about Fars News compared to the other Iranian news agencies. Fars, if you will recall, broke the story about the human litigation wave of 5700 lawyers. Accordingly, Fars reports that Iran has presented a "List of 149 Israeli War Criminals to Interpol":
Iran released a list of 149 Israeli war criminals including 34 political leaders and 115 other Israelis involved in the recent war against Gaza people, Iranian Prosecutor General Qorban Ali Dorri Najafabadi announced.

Noting that the group is charged with committing war crimes and violating the Geneva Conventions and war laws, Najafabadi stressed on Sunday that the Israeli leaders have breached the human rights and committed genocide.

Iran wants Interpol to issue arrest warrants for these criminals because of their crimes against humanity, occupation, aggression, threatening regional and international peace and security, he reiterated.

There are the names of some top Israeli leaders in Iran's presented list to the Interpol, including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak. [...]

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