When the authors of the terrorist attacks are questioned (or the murder of Prosecutor Alberto Nisman), it is not so important who pulled the trigger or activated the bomb. The volunteer/hitman is less important than who sent him. The more effective questions would be: Who is interested in committing the attack?, and Who has the capacity to do it? Iran had already attacked in Argentina with a car bomb in 1992, murdering 22 people, and Hezbollah declared it was their revenge for the selective murder of their leader Abbas Missawi a month before. The modus operandi of the car bomb was classic Hezbollah. If they attacked in 1992, it is believable that they kept in Argentina their capacity to attack again in AMIA, especially as they see the case remains unpunished. According to Argentinean intelligence, the attacker was a 25-year-old suicide Lebanese, Ibrahim Hussein Brou, who exploded a 400 kg device in a car bomb, in front of AMIA. He had arrived in the country a week before the attack through the triple border, with local Hezbollah agents. This could have been revenge for the cancellation by Argentina of the nuclear technology and nuclear materials contracts, signed two years before with Iran. There is still no DNA evidence proving that this was the person who carried out the suicide attack. The Iranian representatives registered signals of changes in their routine. At the moment of the attack, the Iranian ambassadors of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay were away from their posts. In the days before the attack, many phone calls were registered between Iranians and Hezbollah in Argentina, Lebanon and Iran. After the attack, the second in command of operations of Hezbollah, Talal Hamia, was recorded celebrating with his leader, Imad Mughniyeh, for the success of “our project in Argentina”.
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