Iran TerrorismArgentine judge requests Singapore and Malaysia to arrest Iranian...

Argentine judge requests Singapore and Malaysia to arrest Iranian official who is accused in 1994 bombing


Iran Focus

London, 21 Jul – An Argentinian judge has requested that Singapore and Malaysia arrest an Iranian adviser who stands accused of planning the worst terrorist attack in the South American country’s history.

Ali Akbar Velayati was the Foreign Minister of Iran when the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires was bombed in 1994, which killed 85 people. The belief is that Tehran masterminded the attack and Hezbollah carried it out.

Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral said that his request only reinforced existing arrest orders. Eight Iranian officials and a Hezbollah terrorist have been on Interpol’s capture list for years but Argentine officials have never been able to question them.

This has given rise to many inconclusive inquiries and accused cover-ups; President Nestor Kirchner took office in Argentina, in 2003, and vowed to get to the bottom. He even appointed a special prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, to investigate.

In 2013, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner established a joint “truth commission” to investigate the bombing but this attracted lots of flack and was declared “unconstitutional” in 2014.

The Iranians, Ahmed Vahidi, Ali Fallahijan, Mohsen Rezai, Mohsen Rabbani and Ahmad Reza Asghari, were members of the Quds Force, Intelligence chiefs, commanders in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Force.

The Hezbollah operative, Imad Mughniyah, was killed in a bomb blast in Damascus in 2008.

Velayati is currently visiting Southeast Asia as an adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

According to the investigations by Prosecutor Nisman, the plan to blow up the Jewish center in Buenos Aires was discussed at a meeting of the Iranian regime’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) on August 14, 1993 by Khamenei, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (then President), Ali Akbar Velayati (then Foreign Minister), and Ali Fallahian (then Minister of Intelligence). Once the decision for the bombing was finalized, Khamenei tasked the intelligence ministry and the IRGC Quds Force with carrying out the bombing.

The current Iranian regime’s president, Hassan Rouhani, was also on the special government committee that plotted the bombing in Buenos Aires, according to an indictment by the Argentine government prosecutor investigating the case.

In the supplemented indictment, as well as the original one that was presented to court in 2006, the special prosecutor referred to press conferences, interviews and press statements by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) that disclosed exact details of the Iranian regime’s role in this crime.

On August 10, 1994, three weeks after the AMIA bombing, in a press conference in Washington DC in the presence of dozens of reporters, the Iranian Resistance underscored that the AMIA bombing had been planned and organized by the Iranian regime’s Supreme National Security Council.

Latest news

Forecasting a “difficult year” for Iran

The official website of the Iranian regime’s presidency was taken over by Iranian dissidents in a significant security breach...

US Sanctions IRGC’s Foreign Terrorism, Intel Unit Chief

The US government has imposed sanctions targeting the Chief of the Intelligence Unit of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps...

Iran’s Fruit Production: Exports High, Consumption Low, Prices Soar

Iran's diverse climate, topography, and altitude give rise to a wide variety of fruits, ranging from tropical dates to...

Iran’s impoverished population has skyrocketed

Over the course of a decade, 11 million people (about twice the population of Arizona) have been added to...

Iran’s Medicine Shortage Continues as Production of Sports Supplements Increase

One of the dilemmas before ordinary Iranians is the shortage and skyrocketing price of medicines. All the while, the...

Iranian Regime Presidency Servers Taken Over By Dissidents, Exposing Regime Vulnerabilities

In a significant security breach, the official website of the Iranian regime’s presidency was taken over by Iranian dissidents...

Must read

EU Takes Contradictory Measures Towards Iran

Iran Focus London, 28 Jan - U.S. President Donald...

Russia says will join any sanctions consensus vs Iran

Reuters: Russia will join any consensus on more sanctions...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you