Mohsen Rezaei (2nd L) with Venezuela's Maduro and Ortega in the ceremony on Monday, January 10, 2021

Mohsen Rezaei (2nd L) with Venezuela's Maduro and Ortega in the ceremony on Monday, January 10, 2021

Argentina Slams Presence Of Indicted Iran Official In Ortega Inauguration

1/12/2022

Argentina is outraged over the presence of a top Iranian official implicated in a 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires, in the inauguration of the new Nicaraguan president.

Argentina’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the presence of former IRGC commander Mohsen Rezaei, who is currently Iran’s vice president for economic affairs, at the inauguration of Daniel Ortega is an insult to the victims of the bombing of the Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

The ministry called it “an affront to Argentine justice and to the victims of the brutal terrorist attack″ in the Argentine capital that killed 85 people in 1994.

The Argentinian government itself is under criticism by people and the opposition for allowing its ambassador to attend the investiture of a president who won his fourth consecutive term in a purportedly rigged election and is accused of gross human rights violations, and for being at the same event with Rezaei.

Fulvio Pompeo, a senior official of the opposition party PRO, said that the government was not only ″being partners with dictators and human rights violators in our region″ but also acting as ″accomplice″ to an organizer of the terrorist attack.

Rezaei, along with several other Iranian officials, is wanted by Argentina on an Interpol “Red Notice” because of the bombing of the Jewish center, which was carried out in cooperation with Hezbollah.

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