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.