(July 19, 2019 / JNS) The United States sanctioned Salman Raouf Salman, a senior member of Hezbollah’s External Security Organization (ESO), which is behind the planning, logistics and execution of terrorist attacks outside of Lebanon.
He is accused of coordinating the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires 25 years ago, which killed 85 people and injured hundreds of others, and has allegedly directed terrorist operations in the Western Hemisphere for the terrorist group.
The perpetrators, believed to be tied to Hezbollah and Iran, have yet to be caught.
“This administration will continue to target Hezbollah terrorists who plot horrific murderous operations and indiscriminately kill innocent civilians on behalf of this violent group and its Iranian patrons,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker.
“The United States will continue to work with the Government of Argentina, and our friends throughout the region and the world, to ensure that Hezbollah operatives can never disassociate themselves from their terrorist actions, and to prevent them from carrying out new attacks that enable Iran’s malign agenda,” she added.
The U.S. State Department is offering up to $7 million for information leading to the identification or location of Salman.