Yesterday, Argentina's Foreign Ministry announced that due to the direct role of the Iranian regime in the 1994 terrorist crime in Buenos Aires, it will expel, except for one diplomat, all of the regime's embassy staff from that country and recall all Argentinean diplomats except its charge d'affaires. For its part, the mullahs' Foreign Ministry which has come face-to-face with an international scandal, tacitly threatened that it will cut off diplomatic ties with Argentina.
The decision for the terrorist bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994, was made in an August 15, 1993, session of the regime's Supreme National Security Council, presided over by Hashemi Rafsanjani, who was then the President, and attended by the top military, intelligence and security officials. The SNSC is the regime's highest decision-making body. Ali Khamenei, the mullahs' leader, gave the plan final approval and the Guards Corps' Qods (Jerusalem) Force was assigned to the task of implementing it.
In a meeting of the Qods Force's Command Council, attended by Hossein Mosleh (an operational commander), Morteza Rezaii (the Corps' counter-intelligence chief), Tehrani (the Qods Force chief of logistics) and mullah Ahmad Salek (Khamenei's representative in the Force), the Qods Force commander, Ahmad Vahidi, reviewed the plan and gave the mission to Ahmad Reza Asghari, a member of the Qods Force, operating under the guise of Third Secretary in the embassy in Buenos Aires. Mullah Mohsen Rabbani, the cultural attache', who was in contact with fundamentalist groups in Argentina, joined Asghari in this mission.
From 1993 to 1994, when the explosion occurred, the clerical regime dispatched more than 70 different delegations from its fundamentalist and terrorist organs to Argentina under various guises. It also set up branches of these organs in that country. Until 1997, agents from the Intelligence Ministry and the Guards Corps frequently visited Argentina to collect information and to try to expand the fundamentalist networks.
The exposure of the ruling theocracy's terrorist crime in Argentina further underscores the need to impose political and economic sanctions against this regime by the Summit of the leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized countries currently underway. The disregard for the mullahs' unbridled terrorism by some Western countries coupled with their officials' frequent visits to Iran and their opening of line of credit for this regime, will only embolden the clerics to continue their suppression at home and export of terrorism abroad.
The Iranian Resistance also calls on governments of Switzerland, Italy, Austria and other countries to reactivate the files on mullahs' terrorism and bring those responsible for these crimes to justice.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 16, 1998