IPS's Garthe Porter with some (very interesting) news on Iran's cupability for the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires:
Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman based his 2006 warrant for the
arrest of top Iranian officials in the bombing of a Jewish community
centre in Buenos Aires in 1994 on the claims of representatives of the
armed Iranian opposition Mujahedin E Khalq (MEK), the full text of the document reveals.
The central piece of evidence cited in Nisman’s original 900-page
arrest warrant against seven senior Iranian leaders is an alleged Aug.
14, 1993 meeting of top Iranian leaders, including both Supreme Leader
Ali Khamenei and then president Hashemi Rafsanjani, at which Nisman
claims the official decision was made to go ahead with the planning of
the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA).
But the document, recently available in English for the first time,
shows that his only sources for the claim were representatives of the
MEK or People’s Mujahideen of Iran. The MEK has an unsavoury history of
terrorist bombings against civilian targets in Iran, as well as of
serving as an Iraq-based mercenary army for Saddam Hussein’s forces
during the Iran-Iraq War.
The organisation was removed from the U.S. State Department’s list of
terrorist groups last year after a campaign by prominent former U.S.
officials who had gotten large payments from pro-MEK groups and
individuals to call for its “delisting”.
Nisman’s rambling and repetitious report cites statements by four
members of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which is
the political arm of the MEK, as the sources for the charge that Iran
decided on the AMIA bombing in August 1993.
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