Monday, December 3rd 2012 - 05:15 UTC

Argentina confirms new round of talks with Iran in January

Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman confirmed this weekend that there had been new meetings with envoys of the Iranian government over the probe handling the AMIA bombing, and assured that Argentina will present a new action plan in the coming few weeks, most probably in the next meeting scheduled for January.

Timerman and Parrilli announcing there will be a previous meeting with the Jewish community

“In the coming weeks, our country will present an action plan that will be discussed at the next meeting to be held in January,” Foreign Minister Hector Timerman told reporters at the presidential palace.

Timerman added that the action plan “will only be implemented if it complies with Argentine laws and is approved by the Congress,” as he held a press conference along with Presidency Secretary General Oscar Parrilli.

“Next week I will hold meetings with the Jewish community. And possibly be January will reach a defining situation. I believe that when you sit down for talks, one must negotiate”.

Talks with Iran, started on the sides of the latest UN General Assembly, are directed to settle lawsuits related to the 1994 bombing of the Jewish AMIA aid organization in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and injured hundreds and remains unsolved, although evidence points to Teheran sponsored groups.

According to an Argentine Foreign ministry release, the preparatory talks with Iranian officials took place in Switzerland at the end of November, and not this weekend as the Buenos Aires media had speculated.

Timerman has said the first round achieved ”positive results.”

Since 2006, Argentine courts have demanded the extradition of eight Iranians, including current Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi and former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, to face charges over the attack.

In the July 18, 1994 attack, a van loaded with explosives allegedly detonated outside the Israeli-Argentine Mutual Aid Association, leveling the seven-floor building housing it. The bombing came two years after another attack on the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires that left 29 dead and 200 wounded.

Iran has always denied any involvement in the attacks.

There are around 300,000 Jews living in Argentina, making it the largest Jewish community in Latin America

14 comments Feed

Note: Comments do not reflect MercoPress’ opinions. They are the personal view of our users. We wish to keep this as open and unregulated as possible. However, rude or foul language, discriminative comments (based on ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation or the sort), spamming or any other offensive or inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated. Please report any inadequate posts to the editor. Comments must be in English. Thank you.

1 ChrisR (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 11:44 am Report abuse
So the two nutters are meeting again.

What a pity they do not have any nuts, one is scared of TMBOA and the other of the Ayatollah, but probably they are both scared shitless that they have to come up with the answers.

No chance of that then.
2 Pirate Love (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 01:08 pm Report abuse
Iran is after something?
.....desperately needed Trade?
....more influence in S.Americas fledgling Dictatorships,
.... Investment opportunity with fellow lunatics?

or All the above!!

But Im sure iran has only the best interests of Argentinas jewish community in mind, and Crustina would never use “talks” as a guise for Irans interests :))))
3 Brit Bob (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 03:38 pm Report abuse
Interesting to note that Argentina, Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, China, Syria & Iran are all members of the UN C24 decolonisation committee.
4 Simon68 (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 03:56 pm Report abuse
3 Brit Bob (#)
Dec 03rd, 2012 - 03:38 pm

Argentina isn't a member of the C24, she just appears to be as CFK goes there to spout her stupidities!!!!!
5 Conqueror (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 06:18 pm Report abuse
More terrorism. The new route will be Iran-argieland-USA/Europe. Block all travel from argieland to Europe or USA. Have to travel via China and Russia. Lots of places to “lose” people. Any doubts, lose 'em.
6 Pirat-Hunter (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 07:21 pm Report abuse
Argentina and Iran can help each other build a nuclear defense program to keep terrorists like CIA, mossad and mi6 away for good. The real terrorists are occupying Afghanistan, Iraq, libya and sirya, the terrorists are being armed and helped by CIA, Mossad and MI6, if anyone has any doubts check their websites. Let not forget that bin laden is a CIA terrorist.
7 briton (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 07:31 pm Report abuse
Mr Timerman
you forgot to thank Iran, for their support over the falklands,

tut tut.
8 Pirate Love (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 08:49 pm Report abuse
@6 prove it :)
9 briton (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 08:53 pm Report abuse
is it not true that CFK was a CIA operative.
10 ChrisR (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 09:17 pm Report abuse
@6 Prat Junta

Bin Laden is dead you idiot.

Or does that website full of nutters you are always listing say otherwise: he is stupid enough to do so.
11 ealdamezalle (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 10:37 pm Report abuse
[b][]Jack Wolfskin Mens[/url][/b]
[b][]JaJack Wolfskin Mens
Jack Wolfskin Mens Jacket
Jack Wolfskin Mens Fleece
Jack Wolfskin
Jack Wolfskin Fleece
12 Britworker (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 10:42 pm Report abuse
Continuing the cementing of their alliance and swapping nuclear technology, everyone knows what's going on as does the CIA. Argentina is getting desperate for friends.
13 Pete Bog (#) Dec 03rd, 2012 - 11:05 pm Report abuse
“I believe that when you sit down for talks, one must negotiate”.”

Which in Argentine talk means “we don't offer any compromise whatsoever and insist on demanding what we want”-usually to zero effect.
14 briton (#) Dec 04th, 2012 - 02:06 pm Report abuse
British military the future.

Thought this may interest you.

HMS Victorious going on patrol.
British drones may strike pirate boats

Peace people.

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!


Get Email News Reports!

Get our news right on your inbox.
Subscribe Now!