Iran: Panel to probe Buenos Aires blast
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||27 January 2013|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Iran: Panel to probe Buenos Aires blast, 27 January 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5122359c19.html [accessed 20 June 2013]|
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January 27, 2013
The July 1994, bombing in Buenos Aires killed 85 people.
Iran and Argentina have reached an agreement to establish an independent international commission to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people.
Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez said the "truth commission" will include foreign legal experts – none of them from Argentina or Iran – who will analyze the evidence and make recommendations on how the prosecution of the case should proceed.
Iran has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attack and has refused to permit Iranian suspects to be questioned.
Argentinian prosecutors have alleged that Iranian officials were involved, including Iran's current Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi.
An accord on creating the commission was signed by Iranian and Argentinian officials in Ethiopia. The pact must still be approved by lawmakers in both countries.
Based on reporting from AFP, Reuters and AP