Thursday, December 27th 2012 - 05:39 UTC

Timerman meets with Jewish community to report on talks with Iran

Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman met with the relatives of victims of the Buenos Aires 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing to update them on negotiations with Iran. The update came three months after Timerman's first public meeting with his Iranian counterpart.

The Argentine minister said there are no trade interests involved in talks with Teheran

“The only business that we have in this case is for Iran to deliver the accused to justice. There isn’t any other interest. The government and the relatives are on the same path, which is to find those responsible [for the attack] and obtain an Argentine judiciary sentence against them,” Timerman told journalists after the meeting.

He also said that the Argentine Congress will be asked to approve the final result of the negotiations.

The minister also recalled that Argentina is the only country that has convinced Interpol to issue arrest warrants against several Iranian officials which according to Argentine prosecutors were involved in the attack.

Timerman on Wednesday visited the rebuilt AMIA headquarters, the Jewish community center of Buenos Aires, to meet with the relatives of the AMIA attack victims.

Relatives of the victims who participated in the meeting said that they were pleased to have received an update from Timerman. The possibility of a trial in a third country was not mentioned by the foreign minister.

However Julio Schlosser head of AMIA was not enthusiastic and said “Iran is not a valid party” because “they will never deliver us the accused”.

Timerman met for the first time with his Iranian counterpart, Ali Akbar Salehi, on Sept. 27 at the United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss the 1994 AMIA bombing case.

The attack on the Jewish community’s main complex in Buenos Aires killed 85 and wounded and maimed hundreds.

Iran is accused of directing the bombing that allegedly was carried out by the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah.

Tehran in a July 16, 2011 statement said it was willing to hold “constructive dialogue” with Argentina to “shed all possible light” on the case. It offered condolences to the victims' families while denying responsibility for the blast.

In October 2010, Iran rejected Argentina's proposal to put its accused citizens on trial in a neutral country.

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1 lsolde (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 09:16 am Report abuse
Doubt if you'll get any justice here, Hector.
Just get Mossad to “liquidate” the perpetrators.
2 Alexei (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 12:23 pm Report abuse
You can see his game plan. He wants to keep keep Iran and Israel as friends. Duplicitous little ****. Good luck with that. Timmerman reminds me of this evil little psychopath:
3 Brit Bob (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 04:44 pm Report abuse
Iran and Argenwinger are members of the UN C24 Decolonisation Committee and are no doubt wheeling and dealing.
4 emerald (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 06:14 pm Report abuse
Pro-Zionist Organization:

Body ---- USA Jews
Legs ---- Israel
Arms ----Argentina Jews

USA/Argentina are mired countries.

British are very clever that not adopting Jews for Commonwealth countries.
5 HansNiesund (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 07:20 pm Report abuse
Like certain posters here, they also take great comfort in anglophobia as an explanation for all their ills, although the Iranians also manage to laugh about it.
6 emerald (#) Dec 27th, 2012 - 07:35 pm Report abuse
The Jews are the System Leechs.
7 GFace (#) Dec 30th, 2012 - 08:04 pm Report abuse
@6, what a truly lovely sentiment, let's give such wonderful antisemetic fascists such as yourself authority over a rightfully self-determining people. Goodwin call your office, someones's playing chicken with your Law.
8 British_Kirchnerist (#) Dec 31st, 2012 - 01:17 pm Report abuse
#1 You see thats exactly what, as the head of a truly “ethical foreign policy” (remember that one!) Timmerman does not want to do, even if some extreme Zionists back home want him to

#4,6 You are a sick antisemite
9 emerald (#) Jan 01st, 2013 - 06:09 pm Report abuse
No *! I 'm not antisemite, say about only truths.

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