AMIA: Israel people says are “surprised” by the agreement with Iran
January 28, 2013
The Israeli Foreign Ministry said he was “surprised” by the deal announced yesterday between Argentina and Iran to create an independent commission to investigate the anti-Jewish attack in Buenos Aires on 1994, which killed 85 people.
“We were surprised by the news,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said. “We are waiting for the Argentine full details on what’s going on, because obviously this issue is directly related to Israel”.
On Sunday, the president of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, announced that her government had signed an agreement with Iran to create an independent commission to investigate the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires against Argentina Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA), which left 85 dead and justice in Argentina claims to extradite eight Iranians.
Under the agreement, “Argentine judicial authorities may for the first time interrogate to those who Interpol has issued red notice”. The president said the agreement “shall be treated and ratified by (the) parliaments of both countries.”
Argentina and Iran negotiations opened in October in the UN headquarters in Geneva to resolve pending legal actions in the investigation of the attack by which Argentina justice requires since 2006 extradition of eight Iranians, including current Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi and former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.