Skip to comments.Argentina asks Iran to help in 1994 bombing probe
Posted on 09/22/2007 6:02:33 PM PDT by nuconvert
Argentina asks Iran to help in 1994 bombing probe
Sep 22, 2007
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Nestor Kirchner on Saturday asked Iran to answer petitions for arrests and information in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center, state news agency Telam reported.
Argentina has accused former high-level Iranian officials in the bombing in Buenos Aires and last year asked for their arrest. Iran denies any involvement in the attack.
In a speech set for Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly, Kirchner is expected to criticize Iran for failing to collaborate in the investigation of the blast that killed 85 people and injured more than 200.
Iran's top diplomat in Buenos Aires told Clarin newspaper this week that if Kirchner made such a speech at the United Nations, it would be interpreted as a sign that Argentina supports war against Iran.
"For our country, this assembly is very important, it will show which countries are for or against war. It is possible that if President Kirchner accuses Iran, many countries will interpret Argentina as being for war," Mohsen Baharvand told Clarin.
Iran is embroiled in a standoff with the West over its nuclear ambitions and is under U.N. sanctions. The United States says Tehran wants to make bombs, but Tehran denies that and has threatened to hit back at regional U.S. interests if attacked.
In response to Baharvand's comments, Kirchner asked Iran to "answer the petitions that have been made" by Argentina for arrests and information.
"Just as I strongly defend multilateralism and strongly reject the invasion of Iraq, I also ask that justice functions between all countries," Kirchner said.
Telam said Baharvand went to Argentina's Foreign Ministry on Friday for a meeting after he was asked explain his comments.
The bombing of the AMIA Jewish center occurred two years after an explosion destroyed the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires and killed 29 people. Neither attack has been solved.
Weird that mohammedan Persian scum would be running amok in Argentina.
FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS.org - "EXCLUSIVE: WOULD IRAN TARGET THE AMERICAN MAINLAND? HEZBOLLAH'S TERROR NETWORKS IN US BEAR WATCHING" by Joel Himelfarb (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The U.S. government is offering a $5 million reward for the capture of Mugniyeh, who divides his time between Lebanon and Iran, where he is protected by the Islamic Republic. In their 2005 book "Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil," perhaps the most detailed study to date of Hezbollah's operations in this country, authors Tom Diaz and Barbara Newman wrote that Mugniyeh "directs Hezbollah's network of cells in the Western Hemisphere." The FBI and other law-enforcement agencies are loath to talk publicly about specific Hezbollah cells or operatives or to speculate about the possibility that Hezbollah could stage attacks in the United States. "Hezbollah is here, now...."") (April 16, 2007) (Read More...)
TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER at the Israel Intelligence' Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC): "Following an appeal from the Argentinean Attorney General, Interpol issued international extradition warrants for five senior Iranians and one senior Hezbollah operative. The charge was involvement in the suicide bombing attack of the Jewish community center building (AMIA) in Argentina in 1994.") (March 28, 2007) (Read More...)
TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER at the Center for Special Studies (C.S.S.): "Argentina accuses Iran of responsibility for the Hezbollah terrorist attack which destroyed Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, 1994. The Argentinean Attorney General's office announced it had found Iran responsible for the terrorist attack and an Argentinean judge issued arrest warrants for seven senior Iranians and one senior Hezbollah member" (November 14, 2006) (Read More...)
TIME.com: "COULD A MISSING IRANIAN SPARK A WAR?" by Robert Baer (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "As IRGC commander in Lebanon, Asgari was also one of Hizballah's stepfathers. In the late '80s and early '90s, he was Hizballah Secretary General's Hasan Nasrallah's primary Iranian contact, and certainly in a position now to provide evidence of Nasrallah's involvement in terrorism. Asgari was the primary Iranian contact for one of the world's most lethal and capable terrorists, 'Imad Fa'iz Mughniyah. Mughniyah is indicted in the U.S. for the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847 and the murder of a Navy diver.") (March 22, 2007) (Read More...)
“I would be pleased to see our ambassador to the United Nothing raise similar charges vis a vis Irans current proxy war against us in Iraq...”
I have a lot of respect for our Ambassador Khalilzad. We’ll see what he has to say.
“Argentina asks Iran to help in 1994 bombing probe”
What a really good idea.
Let’s ask 60 Minutes, Colombia University and the UN ask Iran to help in this investigation, too.
Argentina is a nation of immigrants. Dissident Alireza Jafarzadeh’s book of last year: “The Iran Threat” excerpted an Iranian secret memo one of his sources provided him:
“The estimated number of Arabs who have migrated to Argentina are around 400,000; about 250,00 of them are Muslims. Most of the Muslims who are in Argentina have come from countries like Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and other Arab countries. It should be stated that in the past few years, due to Islam’s advancements in the world, in particular the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, there has been a major change among them...”
The Buenos Aires blasting of Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AIMA) was the culmination of a vast methodical two-year covert operation. They apparently also found it easy to hire local help...
“The authorities also gained insight from an Iranian defector named Abolqassem Mesbahi, who, like my sources in Iran, affirmed that the mission was personally directed by Khamenei and that Rafsanjani was also involved. Mesbahi also told the authorities that the regime paid $10 million to Argentina’s president at the time, Carlos Saul Menem, as hush money; Menem denies it. A former Argentine police commissioner who had been jailed during the investigation also told the authorities that he and four of his brothers each received $500,000 as payment for outfitting a van with a bomb. The investigators surmised that payments of this size were too large for an individual terrorist group and could come only from a government-sponsored operation—adding to the mounting evidence about Iran’s involvement.”
All things considered, I rather do not expect the Argies will be getting much in the way of co-operation. Nope. No way. Nada.
” Hi Mr Wolf, WANNA HELP ME COUNT THESE CHICKENS?”
Let me save him the trouble: it was Bush’s fault.
This is similar to what Charles Manson used to do. When people would criticize his behavior, he would take out a pistol and hand it to the critic. "You don't like me? Okay, go ahead and shoot me." Which of course, the person, being civilized, never would.
Basically the predator's contemptuous opinion of civilized people in action. That's what Iran is demonstrating here.
The Bush doesn't fall far from the tree.
fox, please guard the henhouse
Update: Mugniyeh (various spellings of his name, plus he had aka’s) is dead.
THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: “INTERPOL WON’T LIFT WARRANTS FOR 6 IRANIANS IN AMIA BOMBING Arrest orders to remain active despite Tehran’s participation in probe of 1994 terror attack”
(March 15, 2013)
ADDING to post no. 14:
Syria blast killed Moughniyah - Hezbollah [Commander of]
Reuters (excerpt) ^ | February 13, 2007
Posted on February 13, 2008 12:52:19 AM PST by HAL9000
DAMASCUS BLAST ON TUESDAY KILLED SENIOR HEZBOLLAH MILITARY COMMANDER - LEBANESE POLITICAL SOURCE
(Excerpt) Read more at alertnet.org ...