The United States today expressed concern over Ahmadinejad’s choice of Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi as Iran’s new defense minister. Vahidi is sought by Interpol in connection with a deadly 1994 bomb attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.
State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters in Washington that the US is troubled by the choice.
"Clearly if this report is true, and if this man is confirmed as a cabinet minister and he is wanted by Interpol for his involvement in a terrorist act, of course this would be disturbing," Kelly said.
The US has joined Argentina, Israel and others including Jewish groups in voicing its concern about the nomination of Vahidi, a former commander of IRGC’s elite Quds Force, notorious for its operations outside Iran’s borders.
Uskowi on Iran broke the news of Vahidi’s selection to become the minister of defense on Wednesday.