December 12, 2013
AMIA and DAIA confirm rejection of Iran agreement
The AMIA and DAIA Jewish community institutions have reaffirmed their objections to the memorandum of understanding and cooperation with Iran, approved in Congress nine months ago.
“The Iranian regime has showed repeated signs of unwillingness to cooperate with the investigation, while ignoring all the requirements on the matter”, the heads of the Jewish entities jointly informed in a press statement.
The organisations also revealed their confidence “in the Argentine judiciary, and especially in the investigation led by the public prosecutor, while insisting on the unconstitutionality of the law that approved the agreement”.
In her address before the General Assembly, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner expressed her concern at being unable to advance with the accord between both countries to bring to justice those involved in the AMIA bombing, which the Iranian parliament is yet to pass into law.
“We are hoping they will tell us that the agreement has been approved (in Iran) and to settle a date where a Judge will be able to fly to Tehran”, concluded the head of state.
In 1994, an attack demolished the Jewish Mutual building in downtown Buenos Aires, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds. According to local judicial sources, five Iranian officials were involved in the act.