B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International commends Argentine prosecutor Ricardo Sáenz for insisting a federal investigation must be re-opened in the death of former special prosecutor Alberto Nisman. In his statement on Feb. 25, 2016, Sáenz declared that Nisman was murdered and his death was not a suicide.
On Jan. 19, 2015, Nisman was set to testify about his findings that former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and other members and allies of the government had negotiated a pact with Iran in order to provide impunity to the accused of carrying out the 1994 Argentine-Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) building bombing, but Nisman was found dead a day earlier. In January of 2013, Argentina and Iran signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which led to the creation of the “Truth Commission.” This agreement allowed Tehran to “investigate” the AMIA attack, and demanded that suspects would be interrogated in Iran. Questions still loom over the MOU.
B’nai B’rith is pleased that the investigation is finally heading in the right direction. We are hopeful that justice will soon triumph and questions, which have gone unanswered for far too long, will finally be answered.