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Top US official: We’ll intensify pressure on Hezbollah and Iran
State Dept. counterterrorism official pledges more pressure on Hezbollah, Iran to give up suspects in bombing on Buenos Aires Jewish center.
A top U.S. counterterrorism official pledged to intensify pressure on Hezbollah and Iran to give up suspects in the deadly 1994 bombing attack on the Buenos Aires Jewish community center.
Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Argentina bombing, Nathan Sales, the State Department counterterrorism coordinator, spoke Friday at an event reviewing efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. Organizing the event were the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Wilson Center, Washington-based foreign policy think tanks.
The July 18, 1994 bombing of the AMIA center killed 85 and injured more than 300. Hezbollah and its Iranian backers have been widely implicated in the attack.
Sales said that the United States would increase coordination with allies in the Western Hemisphere to frustrate terrorism by Hezbollah, which maintains an active presence in Latin America.
Next week, top U.S. officials will participate in a Western Hemisphere anti-terrorism ministerial to be held in Buenos Aires to mark the 25th anniversary of the AMIA bombing. Sales said additional actions against Hezbollah and Iran would be revealed then. “We will continue to seek ways to block terrorist travel and cut off the flow of money to these groups,” he said. “Stay tuned.”