Argentina Hails Iran Nuke Deal; 1994 Jewish Blast Discussed With Tehran

Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 05:27 AM

By Joel Himelfarb

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Foreign Affairs Minister Hector Timerman said Argentina“celebrates”the  Geneva nuclear agreement with Iran and said the deal showed that it is possible to resolve difficult issues with Tehran peacefully, MercoPress reported Monday.
 
Timerman said Argentina held two days of talks with Iranian officials in Zurich last week about procedures for investigating the July 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center that killed 85 people and injured 300.

Iran has long been suspected of being behind the attack, and arrest warrants have been issued in the case for senior Iranian officials including former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

In February, President Cristina Fernandez won Argentinean congressional support for establishing a joint Argentinean-Iranian “truth commission” to investigate the bombing. But the Jewish Chronicle reported earlier this month that no investigators had gone to Iran to interview suspects, a requirement of the accord.

At their meetings in Zurich last week, Buenos Aires gave Tehran a proposal  to send an Argentinean judge to Iran to question witnesses. Timerman said the Iranians promised “a quick response,” the Buenos Aires Herald reported.

The Fernandez government’s approach to the bombing investigation has come under heavy fire from Alfredo Nisman, the prosecutor in the AMIA bombing case.

Nisman has asked a court to declare the Buenos Aires-Tehran deal unconstitutional, He claims it takes authority away from the Argentinean judicial system and transfers it to the truth commission, an international body which is to include Iranian jurists, Florida Atlantic University Professor Luis Fleischman writes in a new report for the Center for Security Policy.

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