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Argentine Jewish community lash out at the government over 1994 attack

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 08:00 UTC
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”After 20 years we know more about the international connection than about the local one”, said Saieg ”After 20 years we know more about the international connection than about the local one”, said Saieg

Thomas Saieg, the vice president of the Argentine AMIA Jewish community centre, the target of a terrorist attack which left 85 people killed back on 18 July 1994, demanded on Friday “a new trial as soon as possible to know what happened.”

 Speaking at the 20th anniversary memorial Saieg urged the government of Cristina Fernandez “to double the international complaints” for the guilty be judged in Argentina. He furthermore criticized the Memorandum of Understanding agreed with Iran to investigate the attack saying it was “unconstitutional” and asked for the annulment of the law which ratified the agreement.

Saieg urged Federal Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral to “actively search for the Iranian suspects” and that the arrest warrants are not a mere formality.

”After 20 years we know more about the international connection than about the local one,” he added. “We will not allow our cause to be used in any political or electoral dispute,” he stressed.

The 20th anniversary memorial took place Friday morning at the Jewish community centre's headquarters in the Once neighborhood of Buenos Aires and began with the sounding of a siren to remember the fatal victims.

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  • Conqueror

    I don't understand this. Where are the “question marks”? Argie, or even German, nazis decided to use some “fellow-travellers” to kill Jews. Nazis hate Jews. So do Iranians. Iran is committed to wiping Israel off the planet. Isn't it obvious?

    The AMIA bombing was funded and organised by the Iranian government, with the active assistance of the argie government. Argie “governments” don't care about people.

    What is truly disgusting is how Jewish Timerman has got involved in the cover up/whitewash. No doubt his own money is more important!

    Jul 19th, 2014 - 10:43 am 0
  • ilsen

    20 years and nothing to show for it is a despicable state of affairs.

    Jul 19th, 2014 - 01:08 pm 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 1 & 2

    But we do not expect anything else, surely?

    Perhaps Israel could send MOSSAD in to 'sort it out', starting with Gollum hanging from the Casa Rosada after a night of 'discussion' with them.

    THAT would be a good start and there would not be a peep from TMBOA just in case they came to 'talk' with her.

    I think that would 'encourage' action.

    Jul 19th, 2014 - 07:40 pm 0
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