May 25, 2013
Israel 'disappointed' by Argentina-Iran AMIA dialogue
The Israeli government said it was disappointed by the new dialogue between Argentina and Iran over bettering bilateral relations and advancing in the search for justice over the AMIA Jewish community centre bomb blast case that caused 85 deaths in 1994 in Buenos Aires.
Israel received “with great disillusion, the news that Argentina had accepted a meeting with Iran through way of their foreign ministries to advance in the investigation of the AMIA centre bombing,” in a statement released today by the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires.
The reference to dialogue was aimed at the meeting which took place yesterday in New York between Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and his Iranian pair Ali Akbar Saleh.
“The experience has taught us that Iran arrived with soiled hands to the talks over their responsibility in terrorist acts like those of the AMIA, as well as their relationship with the nuclear programme,” read the communiqué.
The Argentine government made it clear that the general consensus following Timerman and Salehi's meeting was that “the process will not be interrupted until a mutual solution is agreed on.”
The meeting which attempted at resuming talks between Teherán and Buenos Aires over the terrorist attack is set to continue in October in Geneva.