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Argentinian Prosecutor Says Tehran Infiltrating Continent


Eighty-five people were killed in the bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires in 1994. (file photo)

Eighty-five people were killed in the bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires in 1994. (file photo)

An Argentinian prosecutor has accused Iran of "infiltrating" South America and setting up intelligence networks to carry out terrorist attacks on the continent.

Alberto Nisman previously charged several former Iranian officials with masterminding the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center in which 85 people were killed.

Nisman on May 29 issued a report accusing Mohsen Rabbani, Iran's former cultural attache in Buenos Aires and a suspect in the 1994 attack, of working over the last 20 years to develop an intelligence network in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Surinam, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Nisman said Iran has sought to "install secret intelligence stations with the goal of committing, fomenting, and fostering acts of international terrorism."

Iran, who denies involvement in the 1994 attack, no longer has an ambassador in Argentina.

Based on reporting by AP, the BBC, and "The New York Times"
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