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Rubio Comments On Suspicious Death Of Argentine Prosecutor Investigating Iran’s Role In 1994 Buenos Aires Bombing

Jan 19, 2015 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding the suspicious death of Alberto Nisman, an Argentine prosecutor who was investigating Iran’s role in the 1994 terrorist attack against a Buenos Aires Jewish center:

“The news out of Argentina regarding Dr. Nisman’s death is very concerning on many levels. Given his long-standing work investigating Iran’s role in the 1994 terrorist bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center and his latest report accusing Argentina’s president of attempting to clear Iranians of these charges, one cannot help but suspect foul play. 

“The U.S. House of Representatives invited Dr. Nisman to testify before Congress last year, but his government did not give him permission. I intend to explore ways to ensure Dr. Nisman’s thorough investigation into Iran’s role in the AMIA and his lengthy reports on Iran’s penetration into Latin America receive the attention they deserve. 

“I offer my condolences to Dr. Nisman’s family, and I call on Argentine authorities to ensure that a credible and transparent investigation into his death is carried out. I also urge the Fernandez government to resist any efforts to whitewash Iran’s true role in the 1994 bombing. America’s ambassador, Noah Mamet, should offer any law enforcement cooperation necessary to ensure such an investigation, and he should convey U.S. support for Argentine authorities to continue Dr. Nisman’s investigation.”