Argentina’s Supreme Court Blames Iran for Deadly 1994 Bombing

On April 12, the Argentinian Supreme Court ruled that Iran was a key player in the 1994 suicide bombing attack that targeted the Argentinian Israelite Mutual Association, a Jewish community center, killing 85 people, and wounding 300. 

The court found that the bombings were carried out by the terrorist organization Hezbollah, but were supported through “political and strategic design” by Iran. 

The court also found that the attack was retaliatory, due to the then-recent scrapping of a nuclear cooperation deal between Argentina and Iran, according to The Guardian. 

Allegations of detectives bribing witnesses and accusations of cover-ups have plagued any investigations into the bombing. 

Argentinian President Javier Milei commented on the ruling, saying that it was a “significant step” that put an end to decades of “delays and cover-ups”, according to The Guardian.