May 21, 2013
'Iran could use commission to hide those responsible for attack,' Moreno Ocampo
Former International Criminal Court prosecutor and Jewish community advisor Luis Moreno Ocampo assured that there is “the risk that Iran could use the truth commission to hide the responsibility of those responsible for the crimes.”
Ocampo, currently advising the DAIA and the AMIA organizations in the agreement that the Government reached with Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing, pointed out that the Jewish organizations “have questioned the accord and asked not to risk the investigation led by Argentine prosecutors and judges or any conclusions they may reach in the future.”
In a written statement, the former prosecutor warned that “if the Truth Commission acts in bad faith, this could hinder the investigation and the legitimacy of the Argentine justice’s actions.”
“The main concern is that the success or failure of these efforts would depend on the commission member’s capability or integrity, because they are going to evaluate the veracity of the information obtained so far,” he explained.
“If possible, it would be good to know the names of those being considered to take part in the commission,” he added.
“The Senate is the constitutional environment where all the doubts created by this initiative can be cleared up in order to find some common ground,” Moreno Ocampo said.
He made these statements after a new crossfire emerged between the National Government and the Jewish organizations due to the creation of the investigative commission.