Ahmad Rezai, son of Mohsen Rezai a top Iranian official which the Argentine justice has summoned to be questioned for his possible involvement in an attack against a Jewish organization in Buenos Aires in 1994, was found dead in strange circumstances in a Dubai hotel according to the local news agency Mehr.
Mohsen Rezai is currently the Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council and before that during 16 years was chief commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The council he now chairs is one of the powerful religious organizations of the theocratic state of Iran. He was also a presidential candidate.
His son Ahmad was found dead Saturday night in “suspicious circumstances” at a room of the Gloria Hotel in Dubai, according to Shahram Guilabadi, a spokesman for the council quoted by Mehr.
“The case is under investigation and when the inquiry is over, details will be published”, announced Guilabadi.
In 2006 the Argentine justice accused Iranian officials, and issued an international arrest warrant, through Interpol, of Mohsen Rezai for his involvement in the AMIA attack in Buenos Aires, 18 July 1994, which killed 85 people and left another 300 maimed or injured. It was Argentina’s worst terrorist attack ever.
The warrant also included Iranian Defence minister, Ahmad Vahidi; former Information minister Ali Fallahijan; the attaché at the Iranian ambassador in Buenos Aires, Moshen Rabani, diplomat Ahmad Reza Ashgari besides the Lebanese citizen Iman Fayez Mughniyah.
The Argentine justice is also claiming in relation to the AMIA attack the presence of Iranian Deputy Minister for African Affairs, Hadi Soleimanpour; former president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani and former Foreign Affairs minister Ali Akbar Velayati.