“The Argentine-Iran Memorandum had planned a spurious 'Truth Commission', rather like having Saddam Hussein lead an investigation into 9/11” ...“Its cancellation and subsequent developments inspire renewed hope for the families of the 85 dead and over 300 wounded, to at last – after a 21 year wait – obtain justice.”
Buenos Aires, 30 December 2015
Upon accession, the new government immediately took measures to nullify the Argentine-Iranian Memorandum on the 1994 AMIA Jewish Centre bombing.
Today, the last day of the Court calendar before recess, a Federal Prosecutor called for former Foreign Minister Hector Timerman to be investigated following a leaked telephone conversation in which he acknowledged that the AMIA atrocity was committed by Iran and, yet while knowing that, he still negotiated the Memorandum with them.
The Prosecutor also urged a reopening of the file of AMIA investigating Prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in suspicious circumstances.
“The Wiesenthal Centre has been involved in the AMIA case since the atrocity and commends the new government for its steps towards transparency in reexamining Iranian complicity,” stated Dr. Ariel Gelblung, the Center's Latin American Representative.
“The Memorandum had planned a spurious ‘Truth Commission’ rather like having Saddam Hussein lead an investigation into 9/11”... “Its cancellation and subsequent developments inspire renewed hope for the families of the 85 dead and over 300 wounded, after a 21 year wait, to at last obtain justice,” argued Dr. Shimon Samuels, the Center’s Director for International Relations.