Timerman: “I made sure that the Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi is one of the respondents”
January 30, 2013
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said in a radio interview that the Iranian Minister Ahmad Vahidi, accused as the mastermind of the 1994 attack on the AMIA, to be questioned by Argentina justice.
“I made sure that the Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi is one of the respondents,” the chancellor said.
He defended the memo that the Argentine government signed with Iran, through which Argentine officials will travel to Tehran for the first time to conduct interrogations in the context of the trial by the AMIA case.
Timerman said that under any view it implies ceding sovereignty. “Justice is Argentine, prosecutor is Argentine and judge is Argentine,” said the minister, adding that “it is a practice authorized by the Supreme Court since 1993
And he further stated that: “No third country interceded, or Venezuela or Chavez, or Syria, or anyone.”
“We’re trying to find how to advance in the case, which takes 19 years without being resolved. We have made significant progress, where Iranian suspects will be sitting in front of an Argentine judge for the first time,” he said.