Argentina and Iran signed an agreement to proceed with the trial for the bombing of the AMIA
January 27, 2013
The governments of Argentina and Iran signed an agreement to move forward with the trial for the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994, President Cristina Kirchner announced.
The president, who participates in the two-day summit of heads of state of Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe in Chile, said the trial held in the country since the attack “was a farce” that ended in a “national shame”.
She said in Twitter that the agreement with Iran was “historic” because “after the attack there were only failures and scandals. Trial ended up being a farce. Trial judge (Juan Jose Galeano) was processed”.
Argentina and Iran reached an understanding on issues related to the terrorist attack on the AMIA in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994 and provided for the creation of a Truth Commission.
The commission will be composed of international jurists to examine all documentation submitted by the judicial authorities of Argentina and of the Islamic Republic of Iran with the aim of advancing in the case.
According to the memorandum which has nine points, the Commission shall consist of five commissioners and two members appointed by each country, selected according to their international legal prestige, which shall not be nationals of either country.
The document was signed by Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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