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Iran did not participate in Hezbollah attacks in Argentina, says New York Times

Busca por sobreviventes após o atentado contra a Amia, em Buenos Aires, em 1994.
Search for survivors after the attack on Amia, in Buenos Aires, in 1994 .| Photo: EFE/EPA

Iran was not linked to Hezbollah terrorist attacks in the 1990s

against the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (Amia) and against the Israeli embassy in Argentina, according to the newspaper

The New York Times this Friday. The publication cited an internal investigation by the Mossad, Israel’s secret service, according to which the attacks were carried out by a secret unit of Hezbollah, whose operations were not linked to Iran and did not count on the collaboration of Argentine citizens.

The attack against Amia, in , caused 85 deaths and was the second terrorist attack against the Jews of Argentina, after 29 people died in 1992, when a bomb exploded in front of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires. According to NYT, the investigation details how the material for the explosives entered Argentina illegally hidden in soap bottles and boxes of chocolates. Israel, Argentina and the United States have always claimed that Iran was involved in the attacks on the ground, something that the Mossad report would disprove.2022

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