October 27, 2006

Argentina Charges Iran, Hizballah in 1994 Jewish Center Bombing

Argentine prosecutors have charged Iran and Hizballah with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish charities office in Argentina that killed 85 people and injured 300. Prosecutors demanded an international arrest warrant for then-Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and six other top Iranian officials at the time of the attack, and a former Hizballah foreign security service chief, Imad Fayez Moughnieh. Argentine chief prosecutor Alberto Nisman declared: "We deem it proven that the decision to carry out an attack July 18, 1994, on the AMIA (the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association, a Jewish charities association headquarters in Buenos Aires) was made by the highest authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran which directed Hizballah to carry out the attack."