We solemnly commemorate today the 25th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Argentine Jewish Mutual Aid Society (AMIA) community center in Buenos Aires. We remember the 85 men, women, and children murdered that day, and the over 300 who were injured, and express our support to their families, their friends, and the Argentine nation. We also remember the victims of the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires. Both attacks, perpetrated by Hizballah at the direction of the Iranian regime, targeted the Jewish community and affected all those who support democratic values.
The United States reaffirms its unwavering commitment to pursuing justice and protecting the hemisphere from the threats of terrorism and anti-Semitism. We remind the world that, while Argentine authorities continue their work to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice, the Iranian regime has yet to cooperate fully with them. Secretary Pompeo will join leaders from throughout the hemisphere at the upcoming Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial in Buenos Aires to honor this important anniversary and deepen regional cooperation to hold accountable individuals linked to Hizballah, other terrorist organizations, and their sponsors.