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Argentina boosts security as US/Iran conflict escalates

Tuesday, January 7th 2020 - 09:42 UTC
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“Because of the history of two attacks we had, Argentina must be on alert for this type of conflict worldwide,” Defense Minister Agustin Rossi told a local news site. “Because of the history of two attacks we had, Argentina must be on alert for this type of conflict worldwide,” Defense Minister Agustin Rossi told a local news site.

Argentina’s government boosted security at its airports, borders and the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires as tensions simmer between the United States and Iran, the Argentine defense minister told local media on Monday.

Argentina, which suffered two attacks, in 1992 and 1994, decided to raise its alert level days after a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, stoking global fears of retaliation attacks.

“Because of the history of two attacks we had, Argentina must be on alert for this type of conflict worldwide,” Defense Minister Agustin Rossi told a local news site.

More than 100 people were killed in two attacks in Argentina in the 1990s. In 1992, the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires was attacked with a car bomb, killing 29 people. Two years later, an explosives-laden truck blew up outside the AMIA Jewish community center, killing 85 people.

Argentine courts have blamed the attack on Iran. But no one has been brought to trial in either case. Iran denies playing a role in either attack.

In the United States, New York City, another frequent target of attacks, was bracing for Iranian retaliation with police on heightened alert, but officials saw no imminent threats.

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  • Chicureo

    A news item in the New York Times questions the suicide of an alleged mastermind of a terrorist attack in Buenos Aires. It also reminds Latin America of the alleged suicide of the prosecutor of those responsible of the cover up...
    https://m.imgur.com/SBCHVT5

    Jan 07th, 2020 - 02:06 pm 0
  • pgerman

    How funny it is that Mr. Rossi, Defense Minister, says “we are alert.”

    In his previous administration he fell asleep before an official act in front of the public. When thieves stole an anti-tank missile from an army regiment and his answer was “that missile alone cannot be fired.” Clearly, a moron put in that role just to collect the salary.

    His latest statements about the Super Etendard driver seats clearly speaks about how little he is interested in defending the country.

    Islanders, with this minister you can peacefully sleep. Moreover, if you are interested in expanding your territory, it is time to do it ...

    Jan 07th, 2020 - 02:44 pm 0
  • Guillote

    German es un tipico british.....jajajajaj que esta de acuerdo con selfdetermination like logerlorton in tailandia very divertidos

    Jan 08th, 2020 - 04:14 am 0
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