November 27, 2015
Honorable Mauricio Macri, President Elect of Argentina
Dear Mr. President Elect,
Congratulations on your victory to become Argentina’s next president!
I am writing this letter regarding your determination to restart serious investigations of the 1994 bombing of Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA). As you know, on July 18, 1994, AMIA, the Jewish Community Center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina was targeted by a car bomb killing 85 people, injuring over 300, and destroying the building completely. Argentina’s Judiciary accused Islamic Republic of Iran (“IRI”) and Lebanon’s Hezbollah for this terrorist attack.
After a few years of investigations hindered by many ups and downs, Mr. Alberto Nisman, an Argentine prosecutor who had been investigating the case for 10 years, accused the Argentine president for covering up the terrorist attack. However, just hours before Mr. Nisman’s scheduled presentations of its finding to the Argentine congress, he was found shot dead in his Apartment.
Mr. Nisman had accused President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of covering up IRI’s direct involvement in the Jewish center terrorist attack during Ahmadinejad’s presidency, in return for signing a trade agreement where Argentina would receive $7M in oil and energy from IRI and sell IRI food and groceries.
The report published by Argentina’s Justice Department after the murder of Mr. Nisman, also confirmed his claim about the role of Argentine’s top officials in this cover up. This report that was prepared by Mr. Nisman, was based on conversations of top Argentine officials with the Iranians intercepted by Argentina’s intelligence. On January 21, 2015, the New York Times citing a 289 page report, wrote that Argentine and Iranian authorities had made a quid pro quo agreement based on which Iran would export oil to Argentina in exchange for meat exports from Argentina and for Argentina to cover the role of IRI’s authorities in the Jewish center’s bombing.
In another related story, Mr. Damian Pachter, a reporter with the Buenos Aires Herald who first reported on the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, said he was being followed by Argentina's security services and fled to Uruguay. As a result of the murder of Mr. Misman, there were numerous protests in Argentina turning those events into a political crisis for Argentina.
This is another example of IRI’s terrorist policies that are well documented and not hidden to anyone.
The New Iran, whose mission is the establishment of a secular and democratic government in Iran, sympathizes with the people of Argentina, and especially with the family of Mr. Alberto Nisman. The New Iran strongly requests that your government do not close its eyes to IRI’s terrorist activities worldwide and to aggressively investigate it with or without IRI’s cooperation.
Dr. Iman Foroutan
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The New Iran