Argentine Charges Shed Light on Iran

Argentine prosecutors have charged Iran and Hezbollah with the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA) that left 86 people dead. This is welcome news. Over the years, I have held numerous Congressional sessions and authored legislative measures with my colleagues to raise concerns over the AMIA tragedy and ensuing investigations; to underscore the international connection to the bombing; to urge the Government of Argentina to pursue the perpetrators of this deadly attack; and urge U.S. authorities to provide assistance as requested by Argentine officials. The announcement is a good first step toward justice.

Furthermore, the charges also shed light on Iran’s support for Islamist terrorists groups around the globe. I hope the international community will cooperate fully with the requests of Argentine authorities toward a successful resolution of this case.