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Argentina creates anti-terrorism database

July 17, 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina is creating an anti-terrorism database ahead of the 25th anniversary of its worst terror attack.

The new public registry will include information on terrorism linked to Argentina while contributing to global anti-terror lists.

People and groups named could face financial sanctions.

Wednesday’s decrees also declares July 18 a day of national mourning in remembrance of the victims of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people in Buenos Aires.

The decision comes ahead of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Argentina.

Pompeo will attend a regional meeting on the fight against terrorism and commemorate the bombing.

Argentine authorities long have accused Iran and the militant group Hezbollah of being behind the attack. Iran and Hezbollah deny any role.

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