December 6, 2013
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CFK: US should include AMIA in Iran talks
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner yesterday called on the United States to include the issue of the 1994 AMIA bombing in any subsequent talks with Iran.
Writing a series of Twitter messages yesterday, the president chastised other countries for focusing only on the nuclear issue during negotiations with Iran. “The US and other world powers should include AMIA,” the head of state wrote on Twitter. “We hope we’ll be listened to.”
Fernández de Kirchner began by referring to the brief, but historic, telephone call last week between US President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart, Hasan Rouhani.
“Was the AMIA case ever mentioned?” Fernández de Kirchner asked — mentioning that the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires City “has always been” part of the demands by US Jewish organizations.
“Not at all,” she replied to her own question. That is why, Fernández de Kirchner added, “we asked the US government” to add AMIA to any ongoing discussion between both countries over nuclear weapons. The head of state gave no further details on when was this demand made.
Through her account @CFKArgentina, the President also questioned the media’s “double-standard” over the memorandum of understanding between Argentina and Iran to investigate the bombing.
“They say (the agreement) is historic only if the one talking with Iran is the US,” the president said.
Through her series of tweets, Fernández de Kirchner recalled the 1979 Iran hostage crisis and ended up by mentioning last week’s telephone conversation between Obama and the new Iranian president.
“Have you heard any politician, any NGO, any religious or political organization criticize the United States?” she wondered.
Herald with DyN