Gulf European Centre for Human Rights
Three international NGOs: Calling for the G20 Summit in Argentina to hold accountable the terrorism of the Iranian regime
29th November 2018
The Gulf European Centre for Human Rights (GECHR), the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS), and the International Message for Human Rights (IMHR) support in joint statement to condemn the Iranian regime's policy of supporting terrorism and extremism in the Middle East and the world and called on the international community to unite against Iran's nuclear program, which threatens peace and stability in the region and the world.
As the G20 prepares to meet in Buenos Aires on November 30 to discuss the economy and international peace, three NGOs call on member states to work cooperatively to pressure the Iranian regime to abandon its nuclear and terrorist efforts, which are destabilising peace and security in the region and the world.
The theme of the Argentine presidency of the G20 is "Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development". But achieving development requires security and stability, which Iran has consistently undermined. Over the past years, Argentina was influenced by Iranian-sponsored terrorism, for example the terrorist attack that targeted Argentina in July 1994.
As US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, Iran provided logistical support for two suicide attacks on Argentina, one in 1992 and then again in 1994. These attacks killed a total of 114 people and wounded nearly 500, and the 1994 bombing was the most Terrorist in the history of Argentina.
Even now, in 2018, Iran's threat to international peace continues unabated. In November, Argentina arrested two of its national citizens on suspicion of planning an attack with Hezbollah on foreign targets in Buenos Aires.
The G20 has the ability to focus on Iranian activity that threatens peace and stability, having a negative impact on human rights and violates the sovereignty of states by supporting extremism and terrorism. As Argentina has an experience and knowledge of the Iranian regime’s activity in targeting stability and peace, the G-20 Summit in Argentina can discuss Iran's sponsorship of terrorism, extremism and human rights violations around the world, specifically the Middle East.
The three international NGOs urge the G20 Summit to focus on Iranian activity and also demand the Trump administration to continue its important work in forming a global consensus against the Iranian regime's policies in support of terrorism, extremism, violation of human rights and affecting state sovereignty.