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Argentina, Iran to Discuss 1990s Jewish Bombing

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 04:10 AM

UNITED NATIONS Iran and Argentina have agreed to a meeting to discuss two 1990s attacks on Jewish targets in Buenos Aires that were allegedly sponsored by the Islamic republic, Argentina's president said on Tuesday.

Argentine courts have accused Iran of sponsoring a 1994 attack on a Buenos Aires Jewish center that killed 85 people.

That assault came two years after a group linked to Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the Israeli embassy in the Argentine capital, which killed 29. Tehran has denied links to either attack.

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, speaking at the U.N.General Assembly, said that after years of mostly fruitless diplomacy Iran had extended the offer to have a meeting last week.

She said the discussions would take place at the foreign ministry level on the sidelines of the annual gathering of U.N. member states.

Fernandez said Iran has declared "it wants to cooperate and collaborate over the investigation of the attack."

"I must tell you I expect results from this meeting," she said.

It was not immediately possible to confirm the meeting with Iran's U.N. representatives.

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