'Stringent measures needed.' Tamim
'Confess or deny.' Dagan
Photo: Gil Yohanan
After announcing that he was in possession of the DNA of at least one of the assassins of senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim called on Mossad Chief Meir Dagan to "own up to his crime or unequivocally deny his organization's involvement (in the assassination)".
According to Emarat Al Youm, a newspaper published in the United Arab Emirates, Tamim urged Arab countries to thoroughly check any Jewish person who carries a non-Israeli passport in order to "prevent Mossad's infiltrations".
The Dubai police chief also called on European countries to take more stringent measures in order to make certain "Mossad does not make use" of the passports they issue, Emarat Al Youm reported Saturday.
On Friday Tamim told Al-Arabiya satellite TV that he plans to appoint an international investigation team to pursue the 26 people suspected of killing al-Mabhouh, and estimated that Interpol would put 15 of the new suspects on its most wanted list as early as next week.