The Argentine government has moved to emphatically condemn this morning’s terrorist attack in Tunisia that left 20 people dead.
As the country continues to come to grips with its own history of terror, including 1994’s AMIA bombing, La Casa Rosada was vocal in offering its sympathies to Tunisia.
“Argentina wants to express its condolences to, and its solidarity with, the Tunisian government and people, and also all the countries whose citizens were among the victims”, reads the Foreign Office’s statement.
“Argentina wants to reiterate its commitment to peace and the fight against terrorism in all its forms, in addition to a fierce determination to continue strengthening the means of international cooperation in these matters whilst keenly observing the law and human rights, as the only way that democratic societies can counter this scourge”.
Although such statement are the norm in the wake of terrorist attacks, the statement was also another way for Cristina’s government to publicly announce its commitment to “observing the law” and “human rights”, two responsibilities it has been accused of shirking as of late.
Two gunmen launched the attack on major Tunisian tourist attraction the Bardo Museum, and by the end of the following three-hour siege German, Italian, Spanish and Polish nationals were counted amongst the dead.
While any group is yet to claim responsibility for the armed barrage, speculation in Tunisia maintains that the attack was a response to the death of Abu Zakariya Al-Tunisi — an IS commander killed last week in a clash with Libyan forces.