Reps. Deutch, Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Resolution Honoring Alberto Nisman
Today, on the anniversary of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), the Ranking Member and Chairman respectively of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, introduced a resolution honoring his work and calling for a full and just investigation into his death.
Nisman was the Special Prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) building.
“Alberto Nisman committed himself to uncovering the truth of the horrific AMIA bombing that killed 85 and injured hundreds of others,” said Congressman Deutch. “He refused to let Iran or Hezbollah get away with this act of terrorism, and he refused to let corrupt officials cover up the facts and wash their hands of this horrible attack. His hard work was not in vain, and this resolution honors his legacy and urges full transparency on the circumstances of his death and the AMIA bombing investigation.”
“Murdered three years ago for investigating Iran and its proxy Hezbollah’s role in the AMIA terror attack, Alberto Nisman was fearless in his fight against corruption and terrorism in Argentina," said Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen. "Despite constant threats, Alberto relentlessly pursued those responsible for the deadly attack in order to bring them to justice. As he continued gathering evidence that pointed toward Hezbollah, I met with him several times in Washington, DC to talk about his findings and how to protect our hemisphere from the Iranian threat. With this resolution, we seek to continue Alberto’s vital work, urge transparency in the investigation of both Alberto’s murder and the AMIA bombing, and finally, once and for all, hold Iran accountable for its senseless and despicable crimes against Buenos Aires’ Jewish community.”
In December 2017, a federal judge in Argentina indicted former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for treason for covering up Iran’s involvement in the AMIA bombing.
U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a companion resolution in the Senate (S.Res. 354).