The Latin-American Jewish Congress expressed its most enthusiast support to Argentine president Mauricio Macri and his administration but also pointed out that in his Tuesday speech before the UN General Assembly there was no specific request for Iran to collaborate with the investigation of the 1994 terrorist attack against AMIA in Buenos Aires.
We expressed our most enthusiastic support for president Macri and his administration and we thanked him for individual human rights respect and the functioning of institutions said Adrian Werthein, president of the Latin-American Jewish Congress, following a meeting with the Argentine leader at the hotel he was staying in New York.
It was not a formal claim but we pointed out that in his UN speech, on which we congratulated him, there was no mention to Iran, and the AMIA attack, the Israeli mutual institution that was leveled down in a 1994 attack killing dozens, remains unsolved and as time goes on makes the investigation more difficult.
Macri in his speech called for greater international collaboration for the clarification and punishment of those responsible for the terrorist attacks against the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992 and against AMIA, but did not mention Iran specifically.
He added that Argentina condemns all kinds of groups which with their actions promote terror in any corner of the world, and thus requested international cooperation to combat the scourge.
Following the UN speech the AMIA organization pointed out in a release the need to specifically demand the collaboration from Iran to clarity the attack against the Jewish mutual AMIA, in an international forum such as the UN General Assembly.
Regarding the court investigation into the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, Werthein said that the Jewish community is optimistic that Justice will find the methods to reach the truth, and added that during the meeting with Macri there was coincidence that Argentina is in a different path as to the functioning of the justice system.
Finally the chair of the Latin-American Jewish Congress praised the Macri administration proposal to receive 3.000 Syrian refugees in the country, recalling that Argentina is offering hope, as it did with our grandparents at the start of the last century