Thursday, January 31st 2013 - 07:47 UTC

Argentina ‘irritated’ with Israel’s attitude towards accord with Iran to investigate 1994 bombing

Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman summoned on Wednesday Israeli ambassador to Argentina Dorit Shavit, and expressed the “surprise and irritation” of President Cristina Fernandez government after learning that Tel Aviv had demanded an explanation from Argentine ambassador to Israel with regards to the recent agreement between Argentina and Iran.

“This is a sovereign act that doest not include the state of Israel”, said Timerman

According to official ministry sources, Timerman “expressed the surprise and irritation” caused by the Israeli government’s decision to summon ambassador Carlos García to provide explanations regarding the memorandum of mutual understanding signed by Argentina to move forward in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA bombing.

“This is a sovereign act that doest not include the state of Israel,” the ministry announced in a written statement.

Timerman summoned the Israeli ambassador and met with her at the ministry’s offices.

Earlier in the day Minister Timerman had to come out strongly assuring that “no third party intervened in the ‘memorandum of understanding’ signed by Iran and Argentina which enables the latter to question Iranian citizens linked to the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Centre.”

“The accord was the result of the dialogue between myself and Iran’s Foreign Minister. Syria, Venezuela, Israel and the United States had nothing to do with it” Timerman told several media.

Finally Timerman harshly criticized those members of the opposition who bashed the accord by saying that “They are sent to put bumps in the government’s road. That’s all they do as they never seem to have or come up with proposals”.

The ‘memorandum of understanding’ that includes the creation of a ‘truth commission’ and needs legislative approval in Argentina and Iran, has triggered much controversy for the Cristina Fernandez administration not only from Israel but also from the local Jewish organizations.

Argentina has the largest Jewish community in South America.

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1 LEPRecon (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 09:22 am Report abuse
I wonder if Israel will revoke Timmidman's Israeli citizenship over this?

That means that he'll have nowhere to run when the angry mob arrives to demand justice.

Or maybe they won't. They'll just wait for him to show up, then arrest him for treason against Israel.

Whichever way it goes down, it won't be pretty.

Yup, CFK and Timmidman really know how to p!ss off people who were supposed to be their allies.

Now that Argentina is in bed with Iran, they'll be put on Israel's enemy list. Not a place that most countries (especially those with very little international support) would opt for.
2 Frank (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 09:42 am Report abuse
If Titmann had been in Europe 70 years ago he would have been in the 'meet and greet' team at the gates of Auschwitz.

He is an unprincipled twat
3 Welsh Wizard (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 09:49 am Report abuse
it does make doing business with the argentinean government difficult as doing business with IRan instantly makes you at risk of giving pass-through payments which could violate sanctions laws. This could impact any future investment in government organistaions such as YPF...
4 Boovis (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 10:18 am Report abuse
His wikipedia page says “He was named editor-in-chief of La Tarde in 1976” so he was the editor in chief tarde, I would suggest he still is.
5 Shed-time (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 12:23 pm Report abuse
@1 Of course they won't renege on their promise of giving all of their god's chosen people a passport, just like he has a US passport so he can run back to his family in the USA when all this falls apart.

The Israelis will never turn their backs on the Argentines. They'll still be there giving them military support, military advisers, and military information, even with the lack-of-truth commission.

It's all just a part of their 'big game'
6 Pirate Love (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 12:39 pm Report abuse
Ooooo trouble in paradise!!!
i guess this is what happens when dictators rub shoulders, Friction!
7 Musky (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 01:19 pm Report abuse
Argentina closed its doors to Jewish immigrants in 1938, now its opening its doors to that Iranian regime at the expense of its own people. Typical.
8 HansNiesund (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 01:23 pm Report abuse
Seems they have still failed to grasp the distinction between sovereignity and impunity.
9 jeffski (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 02:18 pm Report abuse
Typical Argie behaviour they continually isolate themselves on the world stage. Good for them the sooner they get kicked in to touch by the IMF, WTO, G20 ect the better.
10 Mr Ed (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 05:16 pm Report abuse
Oh well, Israel, having helped Argentina out with Dagger aircraft and weapons to attack the British in 1982, here is the thanks you get. I have to say that the entire process of a Truth Commission looks like complicity after the fact to me.

Mind you, the events of 1982 made Libya and Israel friends of the Junta, despite their differences. Hopefully, the Israelis will learn to have some principles from now on. If I were Jewish and Argentine, I'd keep my passport handy, and an eye on the door.
11 briton (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 07:41 pm Report abuse
Dear mr tinman,
There are two kinds of men,
A man who brags,
Or a man who does it,
Why not go tell the Israelis to their faces what you think of them,
After all, not so long ago you were praising them for there support over the Falklands,

12 Terence Hill (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:37 pm Report abuse
The ‘memorandum of understanding’ that includes the creation of a ‘truth commission’

A truth commission, there's an oxymoron if there was one, involving two of the most untruthful nations on the planet.
13 golfcronie (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:47 pm Report abuse
The Argentinian Government would'nt know the truth if it smacked them in the face
14 reality check (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 01:54 am Report abuse
Tit: You know those Mirages you sold us?

Israel: Yes.

Tit: Well we would like to buy some spares, on HP of course.

Israel: Fuck off! get them from Iran. Schmuck!!!!!!!!!!

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