Argentina: Congress Supports Deal With Iran to Investigate 1994 Blast

March 1, 2013 2:34 pm0 comments
Argentina: Congress Supports Deal With Iran to Investigate 1994 Blast

Source: NYT Congress on Thursday approved an accord with Iran to create a fact-finding commission of foreign legal experts to investigate the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center in 1994. The agreement was approved over the protests of Jewish leaders and some of the victims’ relatives. Nearly 19 years ago, a […]

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Argentine Senate approves deal with Iran to probe 1994 bombing

February 22, 2013 3:39 pm0 comments
Argentine Senate approves deal with Iran to probe 1994 bombing

Source: Reuters (Reuters) – Argentina’s Senate approved on Thursday an agreement with Iran to set up an international “truth commission” to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. The two governments reached the agreement last month on how to deal with the attack in […]

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Venezuela: Why Was an Iranian Official Found with Millions in Venezuelan Money?

February 15, 2013 1:48 pm0 comments
Venezuela: Why Was an Iranian Official Found with Millions in Venezuelan Money?

Source: The Heritage  On January 21, German authorities at Dusseldorf Airport discovered a check for 300 million bolivars (about $70 million) in the luggage of Tahmasb Mazaheri, Iran’s former central bank chief from 2007 to 2008, as he arrived from Turkey. The check was drawn from the Bank of Venezuela. When […]

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Venezuela: U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela’s Cavim Arms Company

February 12, 2013 5:06 pm0 comments
Venezuela: U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela’s Cavim Arms Company

Source: Bloomberg The U.S. imposed sanctions on a state-owned Venezuelan weapons company after it traded with Iran, North Korea or Syria, the State Department said in a statement posted on its website. The U.S. sanctioned the Venezuelan Military Industry Company under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act, known as INKSNA. […]

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Miami Herald: Diplomat: Check was for Iranian company’s work

February 6, 2013 12:31 pm0 comments
Miami Herald: Diplomat: Check was for Iranian company’s work

CARACAS, Venezuela – Iran’s ambassador to Venezuela said Tuesday that a check worth about $70 million, found by German authorities in the luggage of Iran’s former central bank chief, was going to be used by an Iranian company for its expenses while building public housing in Venezuela. Iranian Ambassador Hojattolah Soltani […]

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Capitol Hill Cubans: Iranian Official Busted With $70 Million Venezuelan Check

February 4, 2013 4:59 pm0 comments
Capitol Hill Cubans: Iranian Official Busted With $70 Million Venezuelan Check

The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reports that a man caught last month trying to enter Germany with a check worth about $70 million was Iran’s former central bank chief. The weekly reports that customs officials at Duesseldorf airport found the check in Tahmasb Mazaheri’s luggage Jan. 21 upon his arrival from […]

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