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“Memorandum of Understanding between Iran and Argentina on joint investigation of the terrorist attack against the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA in 1994), which took the life of 85 people, became one of the most varying events in Latin America and showed the strength of Iranian penetration in the region. It was signed in January, and ratified in February by the Argentine Congress with the sole endorsement of the Kirchner’s party representatives. Previously several prominent Iranian leaders from the Hashemi Rafsanjani government were accused to have been sponsors and facilitators of this attack carried out by Hezbollah”, –  Founder and Chair of the Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation, Irma Arguello.


“Because of the effectively weakening military-strategic partnership, the USA has launched a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union. This may well be a recognition of the fact that the future relationship between the USA and Western Europe will focus more on economic aspects rather than on military matters. This will be particularly noticeable after the significant reduction of the foreign military presence in Afghanistan”, - Pál Dunay, Head of the International Security Program of the Geneva Center for Security Policy.

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Name: Arguello Irma
City: Buenos Aires
Affiliation: Founder and Chair, Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation (NPSGlobal)
Biography :

Founder and Chair, Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation (NPSGlobal), Buenos Aires, Argentina. She developed a managerial career at international organizations such as ExxonMobil Corporation and the Latin American Petrochemical Association, where she held several local and international managerial positions. After she left the company, she became a consultant, specialized in strategies formulation and implementation, new projects, and management of change. Ms. Arguello pursued Defense and Security studies (Master level) at the Escuela de Defensa Nacional, Argentina. As a part of her academic activities, she is currently developing the brand new Regional Postgraduate Course on Disarmament and Nonproliferation, to be launched in 2009. For several years she has been teaching a four-week Seminar on the matter, open to the public. Her former teaching experience also includes topics like Modern Physics and Management, at several universities and institutes. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2010.