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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Argentina and the Iran Deal

For John, BLUFIt isn't the agreement so much as the secret side agreements.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

This item is from the English Language Buenos Aires Herald"Gov't asks US, EU to confirm if sanctions against Iranian AMIA suspect will be lifted".

This involves the 18 July 1994 bombing of the office of Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association), in which 85 died and hundreds were injured.  On 18 January of this year Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment, just before he was to testify before Parliament about his suspicions in the case, including high level corruption.  What a mess.

Here is the lede:

Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman has sent two letters, one to US Secretary of State John Kerry and the other one to EU Foreign Affairs representative Federica Mogherini, asking them to confirm whether sanctions against Iranian former Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi will be lifted, following the newly signed agreements with Iran.

Vahidi is charged for allegedly being one of the people responsible of planning the 1994 AMIA Jewish centre attack.

Who else is being impacted by this deal?  For sure not the four Americans being held by Iran.  But, aside from that?

Regards  —  Cliff

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