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US Congress calls for sanctions against Argentina over growing Iran ties

Press TV – July 15, 2013

Members of the US Congress have called for the imposition of sanctions against Argentina over its growing ties with Iran and Buenos Aires’ bid for joint investigations with Tehran into the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing.

In a letters to US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Attorney General Eric Holder, the Congressmen cited growing economic and diplomatic relations between Iran and Argentina as grounds for slapping sanctions against Buenos Aires.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by Iran and Argentina to probe the bombing at the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) was cited as another reason to take action against Buenos Aires.

The July 10 letter to Kerry said the US Congressmen found it “extremely troubling” that Argentina had agreed to a joint effort with Iran to investigate the AMIA bombing, which left 85 people dead.

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Argentinean counterpart, Hector Timerman signed the MoU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 27.

Under intense political pressure from the US and Israel, Argentina had previously accused Iran of having carried out the bomb attack. The Islamic Republic has categorically denied any involvement in the terrorist bombing.

Earlier in July, Washington reacted fiercely when Argentina prevented AMIA case special prosecutor Alberto Nisman from taking part in a US Congress meeting to level allegations against Iran.

Nisman had collected a 500-page indictment in which he accused the Islamic republic of “infiltrating” regional countries to spread an “intelligence network”.

In a letter personally addressed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, American lawmakers expressed disappointment over the veto of Nisman’s visit to the US Congress and questioned the “veracity” of the South American country’s intentions to probe the 1994 AMIA attack through the MoU with Iran.

July 15, 2013 - Posted by | Economics, Wars for Israel | , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. But that is precisely how civilized nations ought to behave. When the twin towers fell in 2001, the US should have carried out an investigation with the accused country, at the time, Afghanistan. Instead, it embarked on 12-year adventure, sucking other nations into its war dragnet. Why is the US Congress objecting to the accused country, Iran also investigating what it has been accused of. Isn’t that a natural process of justice. What did I just say, justice. Well, the US has bought itself a real quagmire where it now delivers “gangsta” justice and therefore, may not be in a position to be consistent with due process.

    Why is it that after a catastrophe, Israel likes to seal the chapter on the event. However, they refuse to put a seal on God’s decree and intend as they see it to right the wrong that God committed against them in antiquity. “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when we do practice to deceive”.

    Comment by Ribeekah Grant | July 15, 2013 | Reply

  2. When ever Israel gets their dirty workings exposed they no nothing about admitting it only to covering it up

    Comment by V Wil | July 18, 2013 | Reply

  3. Very soon US will have to sanction every country on earth and US can live alone in this planet.

    They created all the problems and terrorism in the world and pretends to expand militarily with the excuse of fighting terrorism (paid for by them)

    Comment by Peter | July 18, 2013 | Reply

  4. Jct: Just like a typical bully, threaten anyone friends with the victim. It’s like a bad soap opera except it’s real.

    Comment by johnturmel | July 18, 2013 | Reply


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