Argentinian prosecutor presents Iran report to Jewish leaders

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish center bombing prosecutor Alberto Nisman presented his report on the Iranian terrorist infiltration of Latin America to Jewish leaders and security officials.

The Tuesday night program, on the eve of the commemoration of the 19th anniversary of AMIA bombing, which killed 85 and injured more than 300, was organized by , the Latin American Jewish Congress, part of the World Jewish Congress.

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Nisman has indicted former and current officials of the Islamic Republic for their alleged involvement, leading Interpol to grant the request to issue arrest warrants for them

Nisman’s office asked Interpol to strengthen its effort to capture the Iranians for whom arrest warrants have been issued, “because we need to do justice but also to prevent future attacks,” Nisman said.

“We searched the evidence in the Buenos Aires attack and we discovered an active terrorist network witAh a strong presence in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and especially in the triple border of these countries in the city of Foz do Iguazu, which also is located in Chile, Colombia and Guyana.” Nisman said.

Security officials from Chile asked Nisman about Islamic suspect activities in the city of Puerto Montt, and Argentinian Jewish leaders asked about Tucumán city in Argentina. “In both cases there are activities but I can not disclose details because we are investigating. But security forces also know about the dangers there” the prosecutor said.

Two weeks ago, Argentinian Prosecutor General Alejandra Gils Carbo blocked Nisman from testifying at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Homeland Security hearing on “Iran’s Extending Influence in the Western Hemisphere. Nisman maintains that Iran infiltrated several South American countries through the installation of intelligence cells.

After being prevented from spreading his report to the U.S. government, the Latin American Jewish Congress event was an opportunity for Nisman to showcase his findings to Jewish leaders, members of security agencies, politicians and journalists.

The main event of the AMIA bombing commemoration will be staged at the rebuilt AMIA headquarters on Thursday at 9:53 a.m., the exact time that a bomb was detonated on the site on July 18, 1994.

The commemoration theme this year is “19 years, the wound is still open.”

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