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Iran, Argentina Agree on Amia Follow-Up Framework

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Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Argentinean counterpart Hector Marcos Timerman continued discussions over the 1994 bombing at the Amia Jewish center, and agreed on a framework to follow-up the case.

Salehi and Timerman made the agreement during their meeting held on the sidelines of the 20th Summit of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday.

In a statement issued at the end of their meeting, the two top diplomats announced that the agreement was the product of several meetings and rounds of talks held at experts and foreign ministerial levels.

Salehi and Timerman reiterated their determination to verify the case and shed light on the truth in Amia case through mutual cooperation and assistance of independent lawyers.

The US and Israeli rulers accuse Iran of bombing a Buenos Aires Jewish center in 1994, killing 84 people. But 18 years of effort have failed to advance the case or prove anything against Iran, indicating that Iran is innocent.

In October, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that transparent talks between Tehran and Bones Aires over the 1994 bombing at the Amia Jewish center would reveal the realities and pave the ground for the improvement of the relations between the two countries.

“The two (Iranian and Argentine) foreign ministers recently met and agreed to coordinate the rest of the path. We think studying this issue should definitely result in transparency and finding the reality”, the Iranian president told the media in a press conference in Tehran at the time.

“I am sure that when investigations take place in an accurate and impartial manner, then the grounds will be prepared for the expansion of ties between Iran and Argentina”, Ahmadinejad stressed.

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