Stand for Israel has been keeping an eye on developments in Argentina, where a prosecutor’s suspicious death is tied to the South American nation’s relationship with Iran. Now, the Argentine courts are asking the United States for help in solving the Iran-linked 1994 bombing of a Jewish center – by including the investigation of this terrorist act in the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran:
Argentina wants the United States to help it get to the bottom of a deadly 1994 bombing at the heart of a current political scandal by including the crime in the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Argentine courts have accused a group of Iranians of planning the attack on the AMIA Jewish community center that killed 85 people.
The unresolved crime was the backdrop for the January 18 death of the prosecutor who headed the AMIA investigation, a mystery that has damaged confidence in Argentina’s justice system and thrown the government into turmoil.
Foreign Minister Hector Timerman released a letter to his U.S. counterpart John Kerry in which he said Argentina had made the request before.
“I am asking you again that the AMIA issue be included in the negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran,” it said.