Argentina and Iran’s “Truth Commission” Over AMIA is a Sham, Ros-Lehtinen Says

Jan 28, 2013

Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, commented on the announcement that the government of Argentina is working with the Iranian regime to form a “truth commission” to investigate the attack on the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen: 

“The announcement that the government of Argentina and the Iranian regime have formed a ‘truth commission’ surrounding the AMIA bombing is an insult and disgrace to the victims and families of this horrific terrorist attack. Iran, a designated State Sponsor of Terrorism, has been fully aware of the perpetrators behind this attack and continue to provide safe haven to these murderers.

“Iran cannot be trusted to faithfully lead this ‘commission’ and bring the perpetrators responsible for killing so many innocent lives to justice when it has harbored and protected these fugitives for decades. If the Iranian regime was serious about prosecuting the cowards who carried out this vicious attack, they would immediately hand over the perpetrators to Interpol so that the Special Prosecutor for AMIA in Argentina can hold them accountable and bring the culprits to justice.  

“It is appalling that the government of Argentina wishes to work with the very regime that was behind the attack. Once again, the Kirchner government continues to undermine U.S. interests by allowing the Iranian regime to dictate the resolution of this matter, and by giving Iran a larger footprint in the Western Hemisphere.”