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Tehran insists accord with Argentina includes Interpol lifting red notices against Iranian suspects

Tuesday, March 19th 2013 - 06:38 UTC
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Despite Minister Ali Akbar Salehi demand, Argentina celebrated last week the arrest warrants remain  Despite Minister Ali Akbar Salehi demand, Argentina celebrated last week the arrest warrants remain

Iranian Foreign Affairs minister Ali Akbar Salehi criticized Interpol for having stated that the existing red notices (international arrest warrants) on six Iranians suspected of involvement in the terrorist attack on a Buenos Aires Jewish organization remain active.

Ali Akbar Salehi argued that according to the memorandum or understanding signed by Iran and Argentina to help with the investigation of the deadly 1994 bombing of the Amia Jewish community centre, Interpol must eliminate the charges against the Iranian authorities”, among which figures the current Minister of Defence Ahmad Vahidi.

The statement from the top Teheran official to IRNA, the Iranian government news agency, clashes with the position from the Argentine government that last Friday celebrated the fact that the red notices had not been lifted, and that the international police organization described the Argentina/Iran understanding as ‘positive’ for the investigation of the attack that killed 85 and left hundreds injured.

Saheli assured that Iran was not responsible and had condemned the terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish centre in downtown Buenos Aires on 18 July 1994 and is “working jointly with the Argentine government to resolve the question, based on the memorandum signed by representatives from the two governments”.

The minister ratified that the only premise behind the agreement with Argentina is to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack by establishing a Truth Commission was to resolve the crime.

“The (content) of the accord between Iran and Argentina regarding the AMIA issue will be released publicly at the right moment and the issue (of Iranian suspects) is included and we are following it up”.

Asked about the interrogation of the high-ranking Iranian officials accused, Salehi said: “one of the issues over which we have reached an agreement with the Argentine government in the memorandum (of understanding) is that,” adding that attempts by “malicious people who want to isolate Iran” will fail.

The memorandum of understanding was signed last 27 January in Ethiopia by Salehi and his Argentine peer Hector Timerman and creates a Truth Commission to resolve the crime.
 

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  • LEPRecon

    Ah finally the other shoe drops.

    It seems that what Argentina and Iran says differs from each other.

    But are any of us that surprised? Neither country is known for it's truthfulness. Perhaps they were saying the same words, but their interpretation of them was different.

    Argentina hears Iran say: we will assist you in your investigation, and by the way do you want our oil?

    Iran hears Argentina say: we'll bury this issue, drop the interpol notices, and by the way we want your oil!

    We all know that these two countries only ever hear what they want to hear, not what has actually been said.

    I wonder how long it will take for this 'truth' commission to cease to exist? In fact, I wonder if the commission will ever be set up.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 07:36 am 0
  • toxictaxitrader2

    Very convenient for Argentinian politicians if the writ of interpol does run in Argentina or by extension to Argentinians in other countries ,I smell a plot to get Argentina expelled from interpol.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 09:54 am 0
  • Anbar

    “Ali Akbar Salehi argued that according to the memorandum or understanding signed by Iran and Argentina to help with the investigation of the deadly 1994 bombing of the Amia Jewish community centre, Interpol must eliminate the charges against the Iranian authorities”, among which figures the current Minister of Defence Ahmad Vahidi.”

    So, according to Iran, Argentina promised to get rid of the red notices...

    promising to do things she cant deliver again.. there's a shocker for CFKs government.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 10:35 am 0
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