Will Argentina's New Leadership Undo the Previous Government's Counterterrorism Efforts?

(NBC News) Mark Dubowitz and Toby Dershowitz - Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was inaugurated this month as the nation's vice president. During Kirchner's prior terms as president, her government signed a memorandum of understanding with Iran in 2013, attempting to cover up the role Iranian officials played in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center that killed 85 people and injured hundreds more. The U.S. should signal to Argentina that it will not support an economic bailout of the country if it backtracks on the previous Macri government's counterterrorism efforts. This includes holding Iranian officials accountable for the AMIA bombing. Mark Dubowitz is CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where Toby Dershowitz is senior vice president for government relations and strategy.

2019-12-24 00:00:00

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