June 19, 2013
Argentina, Iran set meeting to discuss 1990's bombings
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that Argentina and Iran will meet to discuss the two bombings of Jewish targets in the 1990's, attacks in which Iran was accused by Argentine courts of playing a role.
Fernández de Kirchner announced the meeting during her speech at the United Nations General Assembly. She said the discussions would take place at the foreign ministry level on the sidelines of the annual gathering of UN member states.
"I must tell you I expect results from this meeting," the Head of State said.
"The bombings at the AMIA and Israel embassy still are an open wound for us, the Argentine people," Fernández de Kirchner assured as she highlighted that any decision over Tehran's proposals will be analyzed by the National Congress and the victims' families will also be consulted.
The president said during her speech that she had received Iran's meeting request on Wednesday. "My country that insists on dialogue, has decided to instruct its Foreign Minister to hold a bilateral meeting in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly", she continued.