KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court on Monday approved the extradition of an Iranian to Thailand on suspicion of being involved in an alleged bomb plot against Israeli diplomats in Bangkok.
Masoud Sedaghatzadeh, arrested at Kuala Lumpur’s international airport on Feb 15, is one of several Iranian suspects held over incidents in Bangkok that saw Teheran accused of a terror campaign against Israel — which it denied.
The alleged plot emerged after an apparently unintended explosion at a house in a side street off On Nut Road, Phra Khanong, in Bangkok. One suspect hurled a bomb at police while fleeing. It rebounded off a passing vehicle and he blew off his own legs.
Sedaghatzadeh has said he is a car parts dealer who came to Malaysia on business, while his lawyer said his client had visited Thailand for a “short holiday”.
He was looking to travel on to Iran when he was arrested, Malaysian authorities have said.