WASHINGTON: As President Donald Trump nears the May 12 deadline to decide if America remains part of the Iran nuclear deal, there is something he should consider. Back in 2015, Argentina’s national-socialist (Peronist) Argentine President Kirchner, confessed to the world – by way of a speech before the United Nations General Assembly – that her government sold uranium to Iran for nuclear enrichment.
Argentine President Kirchner: Obama made her do it
However, Kirchner’s claim was that President Obama made her do it.
In particular, his White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Gary Samore:
“Gary Samore had explained to our Minister of Foreign Affairs, Héctor Timerman, that negotiations were underway for the Islamic Republic of Iran to cease with its uranium enrichment activities [the Iran nuclear deal], or to do it to a lesser extent.
But Iran claimed that it needed to enrich this ‘Teheran’ nuclear reactor and this was hindering negotiations.
They [the Obama administration] came to ask us, Argentines, to provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel… It was Ahmadinejad’s administration and negotiations had already started. (Emphasis added).
Consequently, this may factor large in Kirchner’s legal defense at her upcoming trial for treason.
Argentina South American haven for Jew-haters
Argentina, which proved a port in the storm for Nazis fleeing post-World War II Germany – which some believe include Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun – seems to have also provided a base for Jew-hating Islamic terrorists operating in Buenos Aires.
The 1994 bombing of the Jewish Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) building, which killing 85 and wounding hundreds, is thought to be the handy work of Iran-supported Hezbollah.
The Iranian ties that bind… a $10 million bribe
For instance, Abdolghassem Mesbahi revealed that Iran bribed Argentine President Carlos Saúl Menem of derailing the bombing investigation. Mesbahi, a defector and former intelligence officer for Iran said Menem received $10 million to do so.
According to the New York Times:
“Mr. Mesbahi said Iran’s contacts with Mr. Menem began in the mid-1980’s when he was governor of La Riojo Province. Because Mr. Menem was of Arab descent and they believed him to share their anti-Jewish sentiments, the Iranians covertly funneled money to Mr. Menem in hopes that he would be elected president and pursue policies favorable to Iran, Mr. Mesbahi said.”
Alberto Nisman to the rescue
Nonetheless, after years of lukewarm government support for a free and fair investigation of the Buenos Aires bombing, 2004 saw the appointment of Argentine attorney Alberto Nisman as chief investigator.
He requested and received warrants for the arrest of Iranian and Hezbollah suspects from Interpol. Furthermore, in 2013, Nisman planned to testify before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security regarding Iranian intelligence networks in Latin America. Conversely, the government of President Cristina Kirchner prevented him from leaving Argentina.
Nisman was to present evidence to his nation’s Congress of the Argentine government’s collusion with Iran. Unfortunately, Nisman ended up dead in his apartment, the victim of a gunshot wound to the head. Officially it was suicide. In September 2017, the National Gendarmerie issued a report concluding that Nisman was murdered.
A treasonable act
But in 2017, Argentine federal Judge Julian Ercolini issued a 656-page report that in part reads,
“Nisman’s death could not have been a suicide… it was produced by third parties and in an intentional manner.”
Indeed, that should rekindle questions regarding Iranian influence in Latin America and its South American sources for nuclear material.
Alberto Nisman’s death may have only temporarily hidden Cristina Kirchner’s association with Iran. However, in her upcoming trial for treason, we may learn the extent to which she and President Obama expedited the transfer of Argentine uranium to the world’s foremost exporter of Islamist terror – Iran.
Top images: President Obama speaks to the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. PBS News Hour screen capture.
Former Argentine President Cristina Kirchner at the UN. teleSUR screen capture.