December 9, 2013
AMIA: 'Delays create doubts,' Timerman warns about Iran deal approval
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman has called for progress in Iranian approval of the Memorandum of Understanding reached to probe the 1994 AMIA attack and warned delays “create more doubts” over the Islamic countries’ intentions to find the truth about the deadly bombing.
Timerman considered the Iranian Parliament would be approving the deal within the next 30 or 45 days although it has not yet started to address the MoU as legislators in Tehran are focused on the annual budget pressing agenda.
“The more time they take, the more doubts there will be about (Iran’s) intentions,” the head of Argentina’s diplomatic affairs told reporters from a local radio station.
The official insisted that the agreement -signed into law back in February by Congres-, only seeks to “find those who are guilty of the AMIA attack and take them to Argentina’s Justice to be tried.”
Earlier this week, the judge in charge of the case Rodolfo Canicoba Corral said the Memorandum implies so far "no conditioning factor" that could affect the clarification of the AMIA investigation.
Canicoba Corral issued the international warrants against Iranian citizens that attorney Alberto Nisman considers are involved in the 1994 tragedy that claimed the lives of 85 people.