Iran asks Interpol to arrest Israeli officials for ‘war crimes’

March 2nd, 2009 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS  

Tehran, March 2 (DPA) Iran has asked Interpol to arrest 34 top Israeli political officials and 114 military commanders on charges of war crimes in the Gaza Strip, Fars news agency reported Sunday.The list, compiled by the Iranian prosecutor general’s office, includes outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Affairs Minister Tzipi Livni and Defence Minister Ehud Barak.

The latest initiative by Iran, which supports Gaza’s ruling Islamist militant group Hamas, was taken on the eve of a Palestinian Conference to be opened Tuesday in Tehran, aimed at once again condemning the three-week Israeli military operation in December and January in Gaza.

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