The business representative of the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires Alí Pakdaman announced on Monday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad endorsed without Congress approval the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Argentina and Tehran in order to investigate the AMIA Jewish centre bombing which killed 85 people in 1994.
Amid tensions surrounding the Argentina/Iran Memorandum of Understanding over the AMIA case, Argentina has voted against the Tehran regime at the United Nations Human Rights Council that will keep investigating reports of human rights violations in the Islamic Republic. Venezuela on the other hand supported the Iran position.
Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman showed his “gratitude” to Interpol legal counsellor Ronald Noble for the letter he sent to Buenos Aires considering the recently approved Memorandum of Understanding signed with Iran “positive.”
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman revealed that the Argentine government had received on Friday morning a letter from Interpol stressing that the memorandum of understanding signed between the Argentine and Iranian governments last month meant a “positive progress” for the investigation of the AMIA bombing.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Sunday a recent agreement between Iran and Argentina to set up a truth commission to investigate the 1994 AMIA Jewish centre bombing has been submitted to the Majlis for approval.
Argentina’s AMIA Jewish Community Centre President, Guillermo Borger, harshly criticized the approval of the Argentina-Iran accord, which occurred Thursday early morning after nearly 20 hours of debate, and warned that the institution analyzes resorting to court to stop it.
The bilateral memorandum of understanding, MOU, between Argentina and Iran to investigate the 1994 AMIA bombing was cleared for debate by the Lower House committees on Tuesday and will be discussed on Wednesday at the floor. Foreign Minister Hector Timerman clashed with opposition lawmakers during his briefing over the case.
The Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, between Argentina and Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing in downtown Buenos Aires, will be discussed in Argentina’s Lower House after having received approval in the Senate.
Argentine Jewish community rejects point blank agreement with Iran; full Senate debate on 21 February
The heads of the AMIA and DAIA Jewish umbrella organizations, Guillermo Borger and Julio Schlosser, strongly rejected the memorandum of understanding signed between Argentina and Iran in order to create a truth commission looking to investigate the 1994 terrorist attack that left over 80 people dead and dozens injured.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández announced she would send to Congress the recent agreement reached between Argentina and Iran in order to investigate the AMIA bombing in 1994, and assured that “the Argentine Justice will not be obstructed.”