AMIA: Interpol criticized Iran for arrest warrants
March 18, 2013
Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian Foreign Minister, criticized today to Interpol for maintaining international arrest warrants on the accused by the terrorist attack on the AMIA.
Salehi said that “according to the agreement signed between Iran and Argentina, Interpol must remove the accusations against the Iranian authorities.”
The claims of the Iranian foreign minister to the official IRNA news agency clashed with the position of the Argentine government, which held last Friday that the ‘red circle’ had not fallen.
Moreover, Salehi said: “Iran condemned the terrorist attack on the Argentine Jewish Center 1994″, and “works closely with the government of Argentina to resolve the issue, according to a letter signed by representatives of both governments.”
The Iranian official stressed that “both states, with their agreement, have opened a broad investigation into the matter.”
Salehi expressed hope that the new Iranian year, which begins on March 21, is a turning point for Iranian foreign policy.
“Some malicious attempt to show that Iran is isolated, and suffer a setback in the diplomatic arena,” he complained.
On 27 January, Salehi and his Argentine counterpart Hector Timerman signed an agreement to create a “truth commission” to act in the AMIA.
The agreement was ratified by the Argentine Congress, despite criticism from sections of the local Jewish community.