Argentine FM Asks P5+1 Powers to Include Jewish Center Bombing in Iran Talks
JNS.org – Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in which he asked Kerry to include the resolution of the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires as part of the ongoing negotiations between the P5+1 powers and Iran.
Argentine courts have accused a group of Iranians of planning the Jewish center attack, in which 85 people were killed. Iran has denied any involvement, but Alberto Nisman—the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead from a gunshot wound in his apartment on Jan. 18—was drafting a warrant for the arrest of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for allegedly secretly negotiating with Iran to avoid punishments for those behind bombing.
“I am asking you again that the AMIA issue be included in the negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Timerman wrote in the letter to Kerry, Reuters reported.
The U.S. and the other P5+1 powers, however, are unlikely to grant the request because the negotiations are focused on the Iranian nuclear program.