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13th December 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Confirms Kirchner Government in Argentina Asked Interpol to Revoke ‘R

Toby Dershowitz

Argentina’s beleaguered former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, received a further blow from an unexpected quarter on Wednesday, with the Iranian foreign minister’s confirmation that her government had asked Interpol, the global law enforcement agency, to close its file on the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires. more...

13th December 2017 – Quoted by Scott Johnson - PowerLine

Down Argentine Way

Mark Dubowitz, Toby Dershowitz

Alberto Nisman was about to present the findings of his investigation of the cover-up of Iranian responsibility for the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center when he died in January 2015 under mysterious circumstances. more...

11th December 2017 – The New York Times

Iranian Terror. Argentinian Cover Up. Justice at Last?

Mark Dubowitz, Toby Dershowitz

One morning last week, Argentines woke up to a political earthquake: A judge had charged a former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, with “treason against the homeland,” punishable by up to 25 years in prison. more...

7th December 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Argentine Judge Indicts Fmr. President Kirchner, FM Timerman, for AMIA Bombing Cover-Up

Toby Dershowitz

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner faces losing her parliamentary immunity as the first step toward a treason trial over a cover-up of Iran’s responsibility for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital. more...

12th October 2017 – Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

Lawyers Pressure Boeing to Reveal Details of Its Deal with Iran Air

Toby Dershowitz

Lawyers want Boeing to reveal the secret details of its multibillion dollar deal with Iran Air to an Illinois federal court, a disclosure that hinges on the approval of the Trump administration. more...

2nd October 2017 – RealClearWorld

Argentine Probe Closes In

Toby Dershowitz

A 400-page report submitted Sept. 22 by Argentine police investigators to that nation’s courts found what many people instinctively knew: that special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered in January 2015, and that he did not commit suicide the day before he was to present evidence to the Argentine Congress that then-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner had attempted to cover up Iran’s role in the country’s largest terrorist attack in history. more...

23rd August 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Syrian Dictator Assad Secretly Hosted Argentine and Iranian Foreign Ministers in AMIA Bombing Coveru

Toby Dershowitz

News outlets in Argentina were abuzz on Wednesday with speculation that the country’s former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and her foreign minister, Hector Timerman, may now face charges of treason for secretly negotiating a pact with Iran that exonerated the Tehran regime for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires. more...

2nd August 2017 – RealClearDefense

Hamas to Remain on the EU Terror List

Toby Dershowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on July 26 rejected the assessment of its advocate general who had concluded in September that the right paperwork was not filed in the evidence that kept Hamas on Europe’s terrorism list between 2010 and 2014. more...

21st July 2017 – Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

The EU Must Stop Tolerating Hizballah

Toby Dershowitz, Benjamin Weinthal

Tuesday was the fifth anniversary of the bombing in the Bulgarian city of Burgas, which left five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian dead. After the bombing, the EU designated the “military wing” of Hizballah, which carried out the attack, a terrorist organization. But unlike the U.S., Egypt, and the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the EU doesn’t apply this designation to the Hizballah’s “political wing.” more...

20th July 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

US: Iran Remains “Foremost” State Sponsor of Global Terrorism

Toby Dershowitz

Iran remained the “foremost state sponsor of terrorism in 2016,” the U.S. State Department announced in an annual report on global terrorism released this week. Iran was first designated a state sponsor of terrorism in 1984. more...

18th July 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Iran continues to protect AMIA bombing suspects

Toby Dershowitz

Once again, Iran is seeking to absolve itself of responsibility for its role in the deadliest attack on Argentine soil. more...

17th July 2017 – The Wall Street Journal

The EU Needs to Get Tougher on Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal, Toby Dershowitz

The fifth anniversary of a terror attack in Bulgaria is a chance for the EU to see the group for what it is. more...

13th July 2017 – Quoted by Sean Cronin - Arab News

London Mayor Sadiq Khan accused of ‘flip-flopping’ over UK Hezbollah ban

Toby Dershowitz

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been accused of “flip-flopping” over whether Hezbollah should be completely banned in the UK. A spokesman for the mayor’s office told Arab News that he had not called for a total ban on the organization, despite a number of media outlets reporting that Khan had agreed to write to the UK’s home secretary to make such representations during an exchange last week in the London Assembly. more...

12th July 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Iranian Offer to Interpol of ‘Cooperation’ in AMIA Bombing Investigation Just Another Maneuver

Toby Dershowitz

Official Iranian news outlets reported on Wednesday that the Tehran regime has agreed to work with Interpol, the global law enforcement agency, to “resolve” the “dispute” arising from the July 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, in which 85 people were murdered and hundreds more wounded. more...

7th July 2017 – FDD Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Boeing’s Iran Deal: Jobs Claim is Murky at Best

Toby Dershowitz, Tyler Stapleton

The Islamic Republic of Iran, designated by the United States government as a state sponsor of terrorism, is complicit in facilitating war crimes perpetrated by the Syrian government. more...

23rd June 2017 – Quoted by Valentina Pasquali -

FATF Renews Suspension of ‘Countermeasures’ Against Iran

Toby Dershowitz

The global anti-money laundering standard setting body opted Friday to renew its temporary suspension of recommended banking restrictions against Iran while removing Afghanistan and Laos from its list of countries that warrant enhanced monitoring. more...

23rd June 2017 – Quoted by Samuel Rubenfeld - The Wall Street Journal

FATF Continues Suspension of Some Iran Restrictions

Toby Dershowitz

The Financial Action Task Force, an international anti-money-laundering standards body, said Friday it would extend the suspension of some of its restrictions against Iran. more...

16th June 2017 – The Hill

Boeing’s Iran deal: Jobs claim is murky at best

Toby Dershowitz, Tyler Stapleton

In December of 2016 Boeing announced that a new sale of 80 aircraft to Iran Air would “support nearly 100,000 U.S. jobs.” Those numbers seem murky at best. more...

16th June 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

FATF Leadership and Iranian Accountability

Toby Dershowitz

The multilateral organization that sets and enforces global anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) standards will meet early next week to determine how it will hold Iran accountable for its continued illicit financing activities. more...

2nd June 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Argentine Officials Focused on Iranian Responsibility for AMIA Atrocity

Toby Dershowitz

Iran’s responsibility for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires is now the focus of renewed efforts by Argentine officials investigating the atrocity, as pressure builds on the country’s former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, following the announcement of a revived investigation of her government’s role in absolving the Tehran regime of the crime. more...