May 25, 2013
Argentine Jewish community 'concerned' over alleged Iran plot
After the US announced Iran’s alleged plans to commit terrorist attacks on Washington which could have involved consequent attacks in Buenos Aires, both the Israeli and Jewish communities in Argentina today expressed their “concern” over the reports, maintaining that the news “did not surprise” them.
Both the DAIA Israeli and AMIA Jewish community organizations expressed that Iran’s reported plan to assassinate the Saudi Arabi ambassador to the US and possibly commit attacks of terrorism in Buenos Aires were “worrying”.
During a radio interview, the AMIA vice president, Ángel Barman, assured “it’s a piece of news that shook me a little, but it did not surprise me.”
The deputy head of the Jewish organization went on to say that, “with possible attacks on our country, it would be nice to have more information. I do not believe that these kinds of accusations come out of nowhere but, but undoubtedly with more information we can shed better light on the situation.”Barman furthered that the Jewish organization “knew nothing” of the accusations placed upon Iran, affirming that “this kind of thing cannot just be made up,” nor be ignored.