Argentina Seeks Extradition of Iranian Official Involved in Bombing

Just three weeks after the AMIA bombing, the Iranian resistance, in a press conference in Washington DC, underscored the planning and organization of the AMIA bombing by the Iranian regime’s Supreme National Security Council.

Although several former Iranian officials have been on an Interpol capture list for years, for various reasons, Argentine prosecutors have never been able to question them. On Wednesday, July 20, an Argentine judge requested that Singapore and Malaysia arrest Velayati, who is visiting Southeast Asia to attend a regional summit.  This request seeks to reinforce existing arrest orders, Argentine Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

According to a report by the National Council for Resistance in Iran (NCRI), a similar attack involving an explosives-laden truck driven by a suicide bomber on the Israeli Embassy in the city left 29 people dead. Two years later, eighty-five people were killed in the AMIA bombing. 

Hassan Rouhani, the current Iranian regime’s president, was also a member of the committee that plotted the bombing, according to an indictment by the Argentine government prosecutor investigating the case.  He referred to press conferences, interviews and press statements by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) that disclosed exact details of the Iranian regime’s role in this crime.