Last Update 17:23
Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Iran, Argentina confirm probe on Jewish center bombing

Iran to cooperate with Argentina to investigate 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center following charges that Tehran ordered the attack

AFP , Saturday 28 Sep 2013
Views: 999
Views: 999

Iran confirmed to Argentina on Saturday that it would cooperate to probe the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center after charges that Tehran ordered the attack emerged, diplomats said.

The van bombing of the building of he Argentine Jewish Charities Federation, or AMIA, left 85 people dead and 300 others injured in the worst attack of its kind ever to strike the South American country.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, closing a week of hectic diplomacy at the United Nations that included breakthrough contact with the United States, held talks on the bombing with his Argentine counterpart Hector Timmerman.

"Iranian authorities confirmed that the relevant authorities have approved the agreement," an Argentine diplomat told AFP.

But the deal, which follows talks between foreign ministers a year ago, will not come into force until a formal exchange of documents occurs, she said.

The two sides have still not resolved two key issues, including the naming of a investigatory commission, whose five members will be neither Argentine nor Iranian.

There has also been no agreement on a date for Argentine investigators to travel to Iran to interview suspects.

Argentina charges that Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite movement, carried out the attack under orders from Iran. Tehran's clerical regime denies the charges.

Search Keywords:
Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.