Iran Accused of Creating Terror Network Throughout South America

Iran Accused of Creating Terror Network Throughout South America

On May 29, the prosecutor investigating the terrorist bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in 1994 issued a “502-page indictment placing responsibility for the bombing” on Iran. Eighty-five people were killed in the attack.

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman claims Iran has built “intelligence stations” throughout South America from which terror strikes can be carried out.

To do this successfully, he claims Iran avails itself of “dual use of diplomatic offices, cultural or charity associations, and even mosques.”

In fact, Nisman alleges that the Iranian Embassy in Argentina was one of several “front companies” used for “providing means and cover” for those who carried out the AMIA attack.

On May 30, the U.S. released a report unrelated to Nisman’s investigation which highlights an apex for Iranian terror activity around the world in the 1990s–the very time of the AMIA bombing. The U.S. report sees Iranian world terror on the rise again; moreover, it posits 2012 as a year that “[demonstrated] a marked resurgence of Iran’s state sponsorship of terrorism.”

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