December 6, 2013
DAIA agrees US must address AMIA case in Iran talks
DAIA head Julio Schlosser renewed the criticism of the AMIA Memorandum of Understanding reached with Iran. Still, Schlosser admitted the 1994 attack of the Jewish community center must be brought up in current negotiations between Washington and Tehran, a demand maintained by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
“We continue to believe that the memorandum is not the correct judicial element to settle the AMIA case facing the Islamic Republic of Iran as our interlocutor,” the president of the Delegation of Israeli-Argentine Associations (DAIA) said but praised the position of Fernández de Kirchner urging the international community to promote AMIA talks with Iran.
“We are pleased and willing to demand in all forums a major commitment of countries with the clarification of the AMIA attack,” Schlosser was reported to say by the Jewish News Agency.
“In the end, it was an attack to the sovereignty of our country carried out by a foreign power and the DAIA has permanently held the position that the world must get involved in the AMIA case,” he insisted.
Last weekend, Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zariff in the margins of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Zariff confirmed the Persian country had approved the Memorandum that sets the creation of a Truth Commission made up of independent legal experts neither of the from Arhentina and Iran to analyze the evidence and issue a report with their own considerations of the case.
The MoU will allow Argentien judicial officials to arrive in Tehran and interrogate five Iranian citizens allegedly involved the the deadly bombing that took place in Buenos Aires 19 years ago resulting in 85 people dead and hundreds injured.