Monday, November 25th 2013 - 07:58 UTC

Argentina reveals further negotiations with Iran on the AMIA bombing case

Argentina expressed support for the agreement reached on Sunday in Genève by the world powers regarding Iran's nuclear program and also revealed it has been holding a round of talks in Teheran to advance with the implementation of the AMIA Memorandum of Understanding.

Foreign Minister Timerman made the announcement

 “Argentina celebrates that the signing of the agreement in Geneve shows that diplomatic negotiations confirm it is possible to reach accords without the need to appeal to armed aggressions”, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Hector Timerman on Sunday.

He added that with the same spirit of using diplomacy to resolve conflicts by peaceful means, “last Wednesday and Thursday, Argentine and Iranian staff from Foreign Affairs and Justice ministries met in Zurich.

The purpose was to negotiate the time schedule that will demand complying each point of the Memorandum of Understanding agreed between Iran and Argentina to open the way for the courts to decide on the resolution of the AMIA case.

The case refers to the bombing of a Jewish organization in Buenos Aires on July 1994, which killed almost ninety people and left hundreds injured and maimed. Despite several investigations the case has not advanced except for a yet to be proved alleged Iranian mastermind responsibility with Hezbollah directly involved.

”During the meeting in Zurich Argentina handed the Iranian delegation a proposal which would enable to end the mandate of the Memorandum in twelve months, following the confirmation of the Experts Commission, which also includes the guarantees and immunities that would enable the Argentine magistrate with the case, to continue with the inquiry and questionings in Teheran“, revealed Timerman.

He added ”the Iranian delegation promised it was committed to coming up with a reply to the Argentine proposal in a short time”.

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1 Orbit (#) Nov 25th, 2013 - 09:20 am Report abuse
Yes Timerman, yet again an English person shows you how grown up diplomacy works.

Do you think Baroness Ashton would have run away if persons directly involved in the nuclear dispute were present?

Do you think she would have succeeded in steering the discussions by organising sham conferences in Teheran, populated with American scientists pretending to represent the host and neighbouring countries?

Do you think the Iranians would come to the table if the Baroness had asked her spokesperson in Iran to insult their hosts?

Keep it coming Timerman, the show is a ratings winner.
2 ChrisR (#) Nov 25th, 2013 - 12:25 pm Report abuse
I thought Gollum had been chucked out with TMBOA clots!
3 Biguggy (#) Nov 25th, 2013 - 12:50 pm Report abuse
The situation does have a slightly comical aspect when viewed from the angle that neither Argentina or Iran can be trusted to keep to contracts, agreements etc. that they have signed, ratified etc.
I just wonder which one of them will 'break' this 'agreement' first!
4 Conqueror (#) Nov 25th, 2013 - 01:04 pm Report abuse
Let's see now. The “world” decided to impose sanctions on Iran. Argieland decided to skirt round the edge. The “world” decided that the safety of the world was paramount. Argieland decided that it didn't care and might make a few bucks. But it's good to see argieland “supporting” this. Like anyone cares what argieland “thinks” or “supports”. But Gollum needed to be “noticed”.
5 GeoffWard2 (#) Nov 25th, 2013 - 01:49 pm Report abuse
Argentina and Iran met in Zurich to negotiate the time schedule that will demand complying each point of the Memorandum of Understanding agreed between Iran and Argentina to open the way for the courts to decide on the resolution of the AMIA case. (Timerman)

Argentina: “Sooner”
Iran: “Mmmm .... Later”

God, that man Timerman is some scary negotiator!
6 LEPRecon (#) Nov 25th, 2013 - 06:21 pm Report abuse
@5 GeoffWard2

Just a slight correction.

Argentina: “Sooner”
Iran: “NEVER!! INFIDELS!!”
Argentina: “But, but you promised...”
Iran: ”A promise to an infidel isn't binding. Besides, there's oil in this for you if you make this 'disappear' (like the nuns).“
Argentina at press conference: ”What AMIA bombing?”
7 Briton (#) Nov 25th, 2013 - 07:11 pm Report abuse
Argentina are only grovelling
As she thinks she may be on Iran’s hit list,

Still,
We all live in hope,
8 GeoffWard2 (#) Nov 26th, 2013 - 12:43 pm Report abuse
Lep

Lol :-)

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