The Ambassador explained that the U.S. would be
working quietly here, in Washington and in capitals to build
support for Argentina's legitimate right to disseminate the
and to seek to bring terrorists to justice.
The Ambassador stressed the importance of reaching out to the
countries represented on the Interpol Executive Committee to
make sure they were aware of Argentina's position. Nisman
said that he would talk to Judge Canicoba Corral and to
Argentina's Federal Police Interpol Chief to discuss
responding to the Secretary General.
¶6. (C) Nisman also noted that the Foreign Ministry had been
talking to them and other agencies and has put together an
interagency process to look at the issues. Nisman offered
that he was going over to the MFA that afternoon for a
meeting. He said that he and Martinez Burgos had offered
their services to help inform other governments and were at
the MFA's disposition. Ambassador noted that he had made the
same suggestion to senior officials in several of his
meetings as a way to explain to governments, first hand, the
strength and complexity of the case against the indicted
individuals. PolOff noted the upcoming 3 1 meeting in Buenos
Aires and that it would be an excellent opportunity to raise
the AMIA issue and solicit support. Nisman said he believed
that 3 1 would be one of the issues of the MFA meeting.
¶7. (C) Comment: Nisman was very appreciative of the public
expressions of support he had received from the U.S.
others and said that this was very important, particularly
for the GoA, to feel it had international support. He asked
the Ambassador and USG to do all it could to solicit more
such support from other countries. It is discouraging that
apparently no one in Buenos Aires had thought to respond
officially to the Interpol Secretary General, but we believe
we have energized Nisman to work with the Judge and the
Argentine Interpol representative to at least consider it.
A/LegAtt will follow up with the Interpol representative to
see where things stand. It is encouraging, however, that the
GoA is starting to discuss in a coordinated fashion how to
initiate a diplomatic effort. Embassy will continue to
engage here to support those efforts, including contact in
the next days with the MFA.