U.S. Congress remembers AMIA bombing


The U.S. Congress urged punishment for the perpetrators of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Argentina.



Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehitnen (R-Fla.), the ranking Republican on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the resolution on Wednesday, the 13th anniversary of the Buenos Aires bombing that killed 85 people. The resolution condemns the attack, memorializes the victims and praises the Argentine government for its investigation, which has yet to yield the arrest and trial of the perpetrators.



In November 2006 Argentine officials issued arrest warrants to former Iranian government officials and a leader of Hezbollah, but the arrests were never carried out. The resolution urges Interpol to finalize its March 2007 decision to issue capture notices for the alleged perpetrators.



“The memory of this tragic day reminds us of the suffering endured by the victims and their families, and the obligation we all share to bring justice those responsible for the murder of innocents,” Ros-Lehtinen said.

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