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Iran Focus

London, 21 Jul - An Argentinian judge has requested that Singapore and Malaysia arrest an Iranian adviser who stands accused of planning the worst terrorist attack in the South American country's history.

Ali Akbar Velayati was the Foreign Minister of Iran when the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires was bombed in 1994, which killed 85 people. The belief is that Tehran masterminded the attack and Hezbollah carried it out.

Iran Focus

London, 21 Jul - The United States blacklisted three members of al Qaeda living in Iran on Wednesday.

The US said that these three had helped the terrorist organisation in times of war by providing financial assistance, logistics and negotiating with Iranian authorities.

Since the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, Iran has held several high-ranking members of al Qaeda but the conditions they were kept in is unclear.

Iran Focus

London, 5 Jul - Following a sustained rocket attack on members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty in the Iraqi capital in the late hours of 4 July, the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) issued an urgent call for international protection for the camp, home to Iran's democratic opposition.

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