Skip to comments.Iran 'in Latin America Terror Plot' - Argentina Prosecutor
Posted on 05/30/2013 2:21:47 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "An Argentine prosecutor has accused Iran of trying to infiltrate countries in Latin America to sponsor and carry out "terrorist activities".
Alberto Nisman said Iran was attempting to set up intelligence-gathering stations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and other countries in the region.
Mr Nisman is investigating a bomb attack that killed 85 people in a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994."
SNIPPET: ""I legally accuse Iran of infiltrating several South American countries to install intelligence stations - in other words espionage bases - destined to commit, encourage and sponsor terror attacks like the one that took place against Amia," Mr Nisman was quoted as saying, referring to the Jewish centre bombed nearly 20 years ago.
He said the countries targeted included Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Surinam.
And he claimed that Mohsen Rabbani - the Iranian former cultural attache in Buenos Aires who Argentina blames for the Amia attack - was co-ordinating the alleged infiltration operation."
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong
THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
Posted on January 3, 2013 3:07:06 AM PST by Cindy
“IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks”
SNIPPET: “Irans intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report.”
SNIPPET: “MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224, the report said.
The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Turkey, Britain, and the Americas, including the United States.
Iranian activities in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela have raised alarm among U.S. government officials.”
(Excerpt) Read more at freebeacon.com ...
Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile
Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
Posted on September 18, 2012 9:27:36 PM PDT by neverdem
A Look at Iran
Treasury Announces New Sanctions Against Iran
TREASURY.gov - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ^ | May 23, 2013 | n/a
Posted on May 28, 2013 5:16:02 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET - quote:
Treasury Announces New Sanctions Against Iran
Actions Target Irans Nuclear and Missile Proliferation Activities
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of the Treasury is taking action today against 20 individuals and entities for their involvement in Irans nuclear and missile proliferation networks and Irans continued attempts to circumvent sanctions. These networks are responsible for moving supplies and providing essential services to Irans clandestine nuclear and weapons programs. These actions are designed to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by tightening sanctions against Irans energy sector and exposing key proliferation related networks that span the globe from Europe to Asia.
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You’re welcome SunkenCiv.
Has anyone thanked Jimmy Carter, yet?
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“New Iranian Foreign Policy Head Approved 1994 Terror Bombing
Khamenei aide tied to Jewish center bombing takes top slot”
BY: Adam Kredo
January 3, 2014 11:29 am
SNIPPET: “An Iranian politician known for his role in planning and approving the deadly 1994 terrorist bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina has officially been appointed to helm Irans top foreign policy shop, a posting formerly held by current President Hassan Rouhani.
Ali Akbar Velayati, a longtime regime insider who serves as a senior foreign policy adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was recently selected to head Irans Center for Strategic Research (CSR), a think tank closely tied to the countrys Expediency Council, a powerful governing body that reports directly to Khamenei.
Argentinian authorities have singled out Velayati for helping plan and approve the 1994 Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA) bombing, an Iranian-orchestrated assault that killed 85 people and remains the deadliest terror attack in Argentinas history.”