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On Bombing Anniversary, Iran Still Engaged in Illicit Activity

Matthew Levitt

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The Hill

July 19, 2017


Working through its proxy Hezbollah, the Islamic Republic continues to support terrorist plots across the globe and to raise significant sums through illegal smuggling, including in South America's Triborder Area.

This week marks the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 bombing of the Israeli-Argentine Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and wounded an additional 300. Iran has marked the occasion by insulting the victims of the attack with a hollow offer of assistance, even as it shelters the senior Iranians indicted for the crime. Indeed, Iran continues to actively engage in a wide range of illicit and militant activities around the world. Just this week, the U.S. Treasury sanctioned 16 Iranian entities and individuals responsible for supporting the Iranian military and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), only further underscoring Iran's commitment to illicit activities since 1994...

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