Clarin: Request for investigation of an Iranian that spoke about a purchase of enriched uranium from Argentina

By Natasha Niebieskikwait, 30 May 2015

In what represents the first complaint to the AMIA Fiscal Unit which replaced the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman, Deputy Patricia Bullrich asked its coordinator Juan Patricio Murray to report if he noted and incorporated into his possible investigation into the testimonies given by Iranians Mohsen Rabbani and Ali Velayati to C5N, the channel of Kirchnerist businessman Cristóbal López. And if he asked the authorities of the channel for their collaboration to to know, for example, “details of the handling of these interviews” since the channel got the accused to give testimony about what “that had always denied.” Velayati and Rabbani are considered fugitives from justice in Argentina. And in the interviews they talked about controversial issues.

“These reports are part of the K strategy to absolve itself of responsibility over Iran, which began with the memorandum of understanding. The aim is to start from scratch and ask that the red alerts be lifted,” Bullrich told Clarin. The lawmaker explained her ten-point claim to the AMIA unit after Velayati came out against the Memorandum on C5N: “Argentina is in no position to question officials of an independent country. The fact that Argentina cannot guarantee its own internal security has nothing to do with another country,” showing himself more than angry at this country about the nod for getting his testimony that was agreed by Presidents Cristina Kirchner and Mahmud Ahmadinejad in 2013.

Bullrich’s request went to the AMIA unit on Thursday and if there is no response, she will make the same presentation to the judge for the AMIA case, Rodolfo Canicoba Corral. Velayati said something more noticeable and previously unknown: “Would you be in agreement with Argentine officials who worked against the agreement with Iran and stopped selling uranium enriched at 20% to be tried here?”. Like Rabbani, he denied that his country was behind the AMIA bombing, noting that Argentina was under the “influence” of Zionism, Israel and the United States.

Officially, Argentina never sold uranium enriched to that percentage. In 1991, Menem suspended the sending of a pilot plant to enrich uranium at a low level. So it is not known what Velayati was referring to.

In her request to Murray – the head of the team that now in charge of the AMIA issue, named by Attorney General Alejandra Gils Garbo- Bullrich asked, among other things, to know “whether the great importance of this issue for Iran has been considered, as demonstrated by be the main point of the nuclear agreement between the Group 5 + 1 and Iran, which imposes the reduction of the stock of uranium enriched to 20% and the ban on enrichment above 5%, making this issue a possible motive for the attack. ”

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