June 18, 2013
'Timerman trying to divert attention to move forward with Iran agreement'
After Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman accused AMIA head Guillermo Borger of trying to impede the investigation, the Jewish leader said it is Timerman who is “looking to divert attention in order to move forward” with the Argentina-Iran accord.
Timerman recently said Borger was trying to stop the investigation by mentioning a possible third attack.
“Evidently, Timerman is looking to divert attention in order to move forward with this memo that is being rejected by the population,” he said. “We are turning the victim into an offender. We are talking about national sovereignty, about a treaty signed without even calling the relatives of those who died” in the attacks, he explained.
He also assured that as plaintiffs, they are willing to travel to Iran as soon as possible, and ratified that he believes that “after the investigation, the truth is in plain sight.”
Regarding the minister’s recent statements on his “third attack” comment, Borger said that he “respect’s Timerman’s position in Government, but he cannot understand” him.
“I also cannot understand the agreement, which is written in a confusing, unclear manner.”
Regarding his “third attack” comment, Borger said that “the President said it” once.
“Failure to solve the cases investigating the attacks would open the door to their annulment, which would turn us into a target of international terrorism,” he concluded.
He recalled President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s words when she was a Santa Cruz senator in 1999 and took part in the committee investigating both terrorist attacks.