BY TOBY DERSHOWITZ
One year ago today, on January 27, 2013, Argentina announced a memorandum of understanding with Iran for a “truth commission” to investigate the 1994 Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) bombing that killed 85 — the most deadly terrorist attack on Argentine soil. It was effectively a reversal of Argentina’s support for the years of work conducted by special AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
The commission is widely viewed as a way for the two countries to increase cooperation– perhaps even on nuclear issues – while exonerating the officials implicated in the bombing.
Nisman’s exhaustive reports concluded that the attack was approved in a secret meeting on August 14, 1993 attended by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, President Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, Foreign Minister Ali Velayati, and Intelligence Minister Ali Fallahian. On March 15, 2007, Interpol issued red notices for these senior figures who have since risen through the ranks, including several on Rouhani’s watch in the first six months of his ... Read More