Thailand seeks handover of Iranian bomb suspect

Thailand is seeking extradition of an Iranian suspected in an alleged bomb plot against Israelis following his arrest in Malaysia.

Updated: Feb 16, 2012, 16:36 PM IST

Bangkok: Thailand is seeking the extradition of an Iranian suspected in an alleged bomb plot against Israeli diplomats in Bangkok following his arrest in
Malaysia, police said on Thursday.

"The court approved his arrest warrant so the National Police Office will refer the case to the Attorney General`s Office to coordinate for his extradition," national police chief Phrewphan Damapong said.

"We will expedite the process."

Malaysian police announced yesterday that the unnamed Iranian had been detained in the capital Kuala Lumpur earlier the same day.
He was among three suspects in the bombings that rattled the Thai capital Bangkok on Tuesday and have piled pressure on Tehran amid accusations of a terror campaign against the Jewish state.

PTI