Posts Tagged ‘Buenos Aires’

 

Former Argentine President Cristina Kirchner Facing Potential Trials Over Both Iranian AMIA Bombing Cover-Up and Murder of Investigator Alberto Nisman

editor 9 March 2018

By Ben Cohen.. Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is facing a potential double trial, as the latest twist in the investigation of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires left the legal immunity that she is now entitled to as a member of the Senate looking more vulnerable. Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio ruled on Monday (March 5, 2018) that Kirchner, ex-foreign minister Héctor Timerman, and ten other close aides will face trial over a 2013 pact with Iran that whitewashed Tehran’s responsibility for the AMIA bombing — one of the worst-ever terrorist atrocities in Latin America, in which 85 people died and hundreds more were wounded. [Photo top right: Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (R) with ex-Foreign Minister Hector Timerman in 2015. Photo: Reuters / Rolex Dela Pena].  (more…)

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Argentina Begins Trials, Sentencing of Senior Officials Who Corrupted Investigations Into Iranian Bombing of AMIA Jewish Center

editor 22 February 2018

By Ben Cohen.. More than twenty years of corrupted attempts to bring to justice the Iranian suspects in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires came into sharp focus this week, as courts in Argentina moved ahead with prosecutions of two previous administrations for their role in covering up Tehran’s responsibility for the atrocity. [Photo top right: A display in Buenos Aires of pictures and names of victims of the 1994 AMIA bombing, in which 85 people died and hundreds more were wounded. Photo: Reuters/Marcos Brindicci].  (more…)

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Netanyahu in Buenos Aires: Iran Remains Source of World Terror

editor 15 September 2017

By Herb Keinon.. Despite changes in the world since the 1990s attacks in Buenos Aires, Iran has stayed loyal to its theme of terror, Benjamin Netanyahu stated at the site of Argentinian terror attacks. BUENOS AIRES – Speaking at the site of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires that was destroyed by a terrorist blast in 1992 and never rebuilt, and at the reconstructed AMIA Jewish community building nearby that was attacked in 1994 but reconstructed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s message on Monday (September 11, 2017) was the same: Terrorism must be fought, and Iran – responsible for the two attacks in Argentina – remains the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. [Photo top right: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks at the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (photo credit:HANDOUT/REUTERS)](more…)

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23 years since AMIA attack | Argentine cabinet chief: ‘Terrorism is act of hatred against humanity’

editor 2 August 2017

By WJC.. BUENOS AIRES – Argentine Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña on Monday (July 17, 2017) called terrorism ‘an act of hatred against humanity,’ during a gathering of dozens of parliamentarians from across the region, hosted by the Latin American affiliate of the World Jewish Congress. Argentine Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña speaking at a gathering of the LAJC in Buenos Aires. [Photo top right: Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña speaking at a gathering of the LAJC in Buenos Aires. (18 July 2017). Credit: Soledad Blardone]. (more…)

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Obama Can’t Let Iran Get Away With Murder

editor 22 July 2016

By Toby Dershowitz.. The Obama administration has long said it will hold Iran accountable for acts of terrorism. It now has a chance to prove it: Interpol red notices for five former Iranian officials found culpable in Argentina’s deadliest terrorist attack are about to come up for renewal. Today (July 18, 2016) marks 22 years since the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Eighty-five people were killed, and the attack injured hundreds more — innocent men, women and children. (more…)

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This day in history: Argentina 22 years after the AMIA Bombings

editor 21 July 2016

By Dania Tanur.. The Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah is widely believed to have carried out the attacks with Iranian backing. On this day in history, July 18, 1994, a suicide terrorist drove a car filled with explosives into the Jewish community’s AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, causing a horrific hit to the largest Jewish community in Latin America and the sixth largest Jewish population in the world. Eighty-five people were killed and over 300 were injured, making it the worst terrorist attack in Argentina’s history. (more…)

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Former Top US Official: ‘No Surprise Previous Argentine Gov’t Knew and Lied About Iran’s Role in Jewish Center Bombing’

editor 24 December 2015

By Ruthie Blum.. “Any sensible person knew Iran was behind the bombing of the Jewish center in Buenos Aires, and knew that Argentina’s president and foreign minister also knew it, even as they engaged in negotiations with the Islamic Republic to conduct a joint investigation into the attack,” a top adviser to former US President George W. Bush told The Algemeiner on Tuesday (December 22, 2015). (more…)

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Daily Opinion December 18, 2015

editor 18 December 2015

Iran Taking Over Latin America
By Joseph Humeir.. “This is a matter of life or death. I need you to be an intermediary with Argentina to get help for my country’s nuclear program. We need Argentina to share its nuclear technology with us. It will be impossible to advance with our program without Argentina’s cooperation.” – Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. (more…)

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New Argentine president pledges to cancel pact with Iran on AMIA bombing

editor 30 November 2015

By JTA.. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — The newly elected president of Argentina said he will cancel the agreement signed with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, as he vowed during the campaign. “We will propose to the Congress to cancel the pact with Iran as we promised in the campaign,” Mauricio Macri said Monday morning in his first news conference after being elected in a runoff vote the previous day. Macri, the opposition candidate, will take office on December 10, 2015. (more…)

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The AMIA Bombing in Buenos Aires – It’s Cover-Up and Investigation

editor 23 January 2015

By Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA).. The Argentinian government and the judge in charge covered up the investigation of the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires in which 85 persons were killed and 151 wounded in the deadliest bombing in Argentinian history. AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead on Sunday (January 18, 2015), the day before he was to testify that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman had covered up Iranian involvement in the bombing. Watch the following videos. (more…)

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