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Argentine prosecutor accuses Iranian regime of terror plots

INU - - A top Argentine prosecutor in charge of investigating the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires formally accused Iranian regime on Wednesday of opening secret intelligence stations in several South American countries to plan and conduct terror attacks.

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman filed a 502-page indictment detailing the accusations in federal court, news agencies reported.

"I legally accuse Iran of infiltrating several South American countries to install intelligence stations -- in other words espionage bases -- destined to commit, encourage and sponsor terror attacks like the one that took place against AMIA," Nisman told reporters.

Argentine courts have charged eight current and former senior Iranian regime officials in the bombing, including Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi, former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani; former Intelligence Minister, Ali Fallahian; former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and current presidential candidate in upcoming sham election, Mohsen Rezai; Mohsen Rabbani, former cultural attaché in the regime’s embassy in Argentina; and Ahmad Reza Asghari, former third secretary in the regime’s embassy in Argentina.

Nisman urged Interpol to "take further measures in order to ensure the arrest of all eight defendants in the AMIA bombing with an international arrest warrant."