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Alberto Nisman, Argentina's special prosecutor for the 1994 bombing that killed 85 people at a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, asked a court to invalidate a bilateral accord on the inquiry reached earlier this year by Iran and Argentina. Nisman said the accord constitutes "incorrect interference" in Argentina's affairs, and that it could subject the country to sanctions by human rights organizations.
The Argentinian prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association in Buenos Aires issued a 502-page indictment blaming Iran's leadership for the deadly attack. The indictment also alleged that Iran conducted terrorist activities in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname, and that Iranian embassies throughout South America were used as intelligence centers. Two of those accused of planning the 1994 attack, Ali Akbar Velayati, and Mohsen Rezai, who is wanted by Interpol, are candidates in the June 14 Iranian presidential election. The prosecutor asked Interpol to detain all of the defendants in the case.
The Congress approved the establishment of a "truth commission" with Iran to supervise the ongoing judicial inquiry into the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. Critics cited Iran's strong commercial links with Argentina; the Iranian defense minister is one of the suspects in the inquiry.
An official from Iran's foreign ministry denied that Iranian officials, including the current Defense Minister tied to the 1994 AMIA bombing in Argentina, will be questioned as part of the recently established "truth commission" with Argentina.
Argentina and Iran agreed to form a "truth commission" to adjudicate the case of six Iranian suspects in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. The bombing, which killed 85 people and wounded another 300, was the largest terrorist attack on Argentine soil. Israel protested that the agreement was "like inviting a murderer to investigate the killings he committed."