The government of Alberto Fernández wrote a new chapter of its ambiguous international policy. This Monday, during the act of resumption of the Sandinista dictator Daniel Ortega, the Argentine ambassador in Nicaragua, Daniel Capitanich, shared the ceremony with an Iranian official accused of being an intellectual participant in the terrorist attack on the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA). Is about Mohsen Rezai, on whom an Interpol red alert weighs. Months ago the Argentine Foreign Ministry had condemned his appointment by the Iranian president, Ibrahim Raisi.
In character of Vice President of Economic Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Rezai led the delegation of Raisi in the act of Ortega. An international arrest warrant weighs on him for the terrorist attack perpetrated in Argentina in 1994, however the Argentine government did not even try to move forward with his arrest yesterday in Managua. Why did Ambassador Capitanich proceed to share the ceremony with one of those accused of the attack on the AMIA instead of withdrawing? Ignorance, error or geopolitical will? A disturbing silence that raises new questions.
Even more so when on August 25, 2021, Argentina -through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs- expressed “His strongest condemnation” to the appointment of Rezai in the government of Iran. On that occasion, the rejection of the Alberto Fernández administration was also led by the appointment of Ahmad Vahidi at the Ministry of the Interior in Raisi. His designations “constitute an affront to Argentine justice and the victims of the brutal terrorist attack against the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA).”
“Rezai, like Vahidi, is the subject of a complaint by the Argentine Justice for having had a key participation in the decision-making and planning of the attack committed on July 18, 1994 at the AMIA building and on he weighs an international arrest warrant from Interpol “said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through a statement. In it, Iran was requested to “cooperate fully with the Argentine Justice” so that the accused “are tried by competent courts” and it was recalled that in 2014 the Argentine Government, at that time in charge of Cristina Kirchner, I affirm that “I would request the immediate application of the extradition treaty” with Rezai.
Yesterday, during the inauguration of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, amid applause, the Iranian official was introduced as “Brother Mohsen Rezai.” The latter responded the greeting and then photographed himself with the Sandinista dictator; to Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro; and the president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel.
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