May 23, 2013
AMIA: Iran open to cooperate but denies responsibility
Iran’s government rejected once more the involvement of any Iranian citizen in the 1994 AMIA Jewish Centre terrorist bombing, but indicated to be ready to help into identifying those who could have committed the attack.
Here, today, we condemn terrorism and reject any accusations against our citizens, and show our willingness to conduct a deep investigation to find ouit who perpetrated the terrorist attack”, indicated in Teheran the Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast according to local media.
Likewise, Mehmanparast remarked that “negotiations with Argentina will continue until we arrive to a clear conclusion.”
Yesterday, diplomatic representatives of both countries met in the UN’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in order discuss the possibility of collaborating in the investigation into the AMIA case.
Details of the discussion were not disclosed. The meeting was criticized by the Israeli government and the Argentine Jewish community.
Today, both delegations are to meet again in what’s going to be their final audience.
Today both delegations will have a second and final meeting.
Eight Iranians are accused by Argentina of organizing the bombing, including the current Iranian defence minister and other high-ranking officials.