The suspects for the AMIA case are presidential candidates in Iran
Argentina, February 4, 2013
Mohsen Rezai and Ali Akbar Velayati are prosecuted but are also candidates for president of Iran. Moreover, the former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Luis Moreno Ocampo, was appointed by the Jewish community as their legal adviser.
The former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Luis Moreno Ocampo, was appointed by the Jewish community in Argentina as their legal adviser in the negotiations held with Iran for the anti-Semitic attack on the AMIA entity in 1994 that left 85 dead.
The Delegation of Argentine Jewish Associations (CS) confirmed on Sunday the appointment of Moreno Ocampo to lead his team of legal advisers to analyze the agreement with Tehran, which must be ratified by the parliaments of both countries.
Argentina signed an agreement Jan. 27 with Iran and Ethiopia, to create an independent commission to investigate the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires against the Jewish center AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina).
The Argentine Moreno Ocampo also served in 1985 as deputy prosecutor in the historic trial that ended with the life sentence of the leaders of the military dictatorship (1976-1983), including the former dictator Jorge Videla.
The president of the CS, Julio Schlosser, confirmed the appointment of Moreno Ocampo, noting that its “capacity” as a lawyer “will not be questioned.”
The Argentine authorities try to unlock the proceeding for the bombing occurred in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, in which case the Justice fought the international arrest “red alert”, backed by Interpol, for eight Iranian citizens.
These include the current defense minister, Ahmad Vahidi, the former president Ali Rafsanjani (1989-1997) and former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati.
They are also on that list and Mohsen Rezai Ali Akbar Velayati, who is entering the race for the presidency of Iran in the country elections, which will be held in June.