Luncheon’s announcement came less than one week after an Argentine Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman claimed that the 2010 conviction of two Guyanese men for conspiring to blow up the John F.KennedyInternational Airport was part of a larger sequence.
He said Nisman’s assertion was also expected to see sister Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries-
“This is anticipated. I expect that not only
The New York Times reports that Mr. Nisman, who has investigated the 1994 bombing of Jewish community center in Argentina that killed 85 persons since 2005, suggested that “criminal plans” by Iran could be under development in Latin America, including Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay. Still, he did not provide concrete evidence as to specific terrorist plots in any of those countries. Mr. Nisman’s report also mentioned the potential development in parts of Latin America by
The Guyana government official said Nisman’s pronouncement marked the first time that authorities had officially heard of such a claim and that neither bilateral nor international partners had provided such information. “Those disclosures were the first that had been brought to our attention indirectly because I know for a fact that the Argentine government, international bodies have not submitted to the Government of Guyana in any official way that they have evidence or they have concerns about setting up of terrorist cells by Iran in Guyana,” he said.
Abdul Kadir, a former Mayor of Linden and executive member and parliamentarian for the Peoples National Congress (PNC), and Russell M. De Freitas, have been convicted for plotting to blow up fuel lines at the JFK Airport.
Prosecutors in New York have claimed that Kadir had secretly worked for years as a spy for Iran when he said during cross-examination that he had drafted regular reports to Iran’s ambassador in Venezuela on plans to infiltrate Guyana’s military and police. The plot to attack the airport did not advance beyond the conceptual stage. A U.S. Court of Appeal recently upheld a ruling that Kadir and De Freitas’ life sentence.
Nisman, who has investigated the bombing since 2005, suggested that “criminal plans” by Iran could be under development in Latin America, including Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay.
Still, he did not provide concrete evidence as to specific terrorist plots in any of those countries. Mr. Nisman’s report also mentioned the potential development in parts of Latin America by Iran of sleeper cells.
Mercopress, the South Atlantic News Agency, quoted what it described as a brief but extremely aggressive release the Iranian Foreign Ministry rejected point blank the report from Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman whom they described as “Zionist” and denied all allegations that Tehran has infiltrated nine South American countries to commit terrorist acts.
According to IRNA Iranian official news agency, the Ministry expressed that “due to the prosecutor’s background and Zionist character, we won’t consider his statements important”.
The Iranian government considers