By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Monday, 28 August 2017
Iran’s 1994 terrorist bombing of the AMIA center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, resulting in the death of 85 innocent civilians, is under review by this country’s judiciary.
The Argentine Supreme Court has supported inquiries into the former president and foreign minister on charges of treason and cloaking a memorandum of understanding with Iran. This court unanimously overruled their appeals’ request.
During the investigation into the deals made between Argentina’s former government and Iran, it was revealed that in 2011 the two country’s top diplomats held a meeting in Syria
This visit, mentioned years ago, was confirmed in Wednesday’s court hearing by Roberto Ahuad, Argentina’s former ambassador to Syria.
The Clarian daily wrote in this regard that the testimony provided by Ahuad and other witnesses backs more than ever before the claims raised by the late Argentine public prosecutor Alberto Nisman who said the objective of the agreement between Argentina and Iran was to first and foremost relieve the arrest warrants issued for five Iranian officials on charges of being involved in this bombing.
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board also issued a report referring to the Iranian regime’s probably role in Nisman’s assassination.
“Argentine federal criminal prosecutor Ricardo Sáenz announced Monday that a new toxicology analysis on the body of the late Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has discovered the drug ketamine, an anesthetic mostly used on animals,” the piece reads.
“’There is a mountain of evidence in the case that indicates that it is a homicide; this would be one more,’ said Mr. Sáenz, who worked to get the case moved to federal court last year so he could take over the probe.
“In 2006 Nisman indicted seven Iranians and one Lebanese-born member of Hezbollah for the bombing, which killed 85. At the time of his death Nisman was a day away from testifying before the Argentine Congress about his more recent findings. He alleged that then-President Cristina Kirchner and her foreign minister Héctor Timerman had made a deal with Tehran to bury the matter in return for Iranian oil and Iranian purchases of Argentine grain.
At the news of Nisman’s death,… Even Mrs. Kirchner soon dropped the suicide theory… The new evidence could lead to the truth—if the Argentine judiciary lets Mr. Sáenz continue the investigation.”