Iran’s “terror machine” spans far and wide, abetted by their “sidekick” Hezbollah, Netanyahu warned in Argentina press conference.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the world about Iran’s “terror machine that encompasses the entire world” and called for an “indivisible” response to “indivisible terrorism.” The Israeli leader made his remarks on Tuesday during a joint press conference with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires.
Netanyahu addressed Argentina’s Jewish community, the sixth-largest in the world, acknowledging that it underwent “two traumatic experiences in the bombings that took place in Buenos Aires in the Israeli embassy and then in the AMIA center, and it emerged stronger than before.”
The AMIA bombing was an attack on the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) building. It occurred in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds. It was Argentina’s deadliest bombing ever.
Argentine authorities have long accused Iran and the Hezbollah terror group of being behind the attack. To this day, several Iranian officials are on Interpol’s red alert list, though the Islamic Republic has consistently denied involvement.
In his statement, Netanyahu expressed appreciation for Macri’s “commitment and the integrity” of his “position to discover what happened there.”
“We know without a doubt that Iran and Hezbollah were backing up and in fact initiated these attacks, and can say that Iran’s terror has not stopped since then,” Netanyahu stated. “They have a terror machine that encompasses the entire world, with their sidekick Hezbollah.”
Islamic Terrorism a Concern for All Countries
“They are operating terrorist cells through many continents, including Latin America, and the need to fight terrorism, whether from Iran or from Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State terror group), has now become a concern for all countries,” Netanyahu stressed.
Underscoring that “this terrorism attacks everyone – in Barcelona, in Berlin, in Manchester, in London, in Paris, in every country around the world terrorism strikes,” Netanyahu said that “just as the attacks are indivisible, the response should be indivisible.”
Netanyahu further pointed out that Iran’s global threat “is not merely terror, it’s also the quest for nuclear weapons that concerns us, and should concern the entire international community. We understand the dangers of rogue nations having atomic bombs.”
He took the opportunity to clarify Israel’s position on the nuclear deal signed with the Islamic Republic: “This is a bad deal. Either fix it or cancel it. This is Israel’s position.”
By: United with Israel Staff
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