Iran, Argentina to discuss 1994 bombing today
Iranian and Argentine representatives will meet in Geneva on Monday to discuss a 1994 bombing of a Jewish aid association in Buenos Aires, Fars reported.
"It is a working meeting on the AMIA case under terms agreed during a meeting of foreign ministers September 27 in New York," Argentina's foreign ministry said in a statement quoted by AFP as saying.
At their meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Argentine counterpart Hector Timerman had agreed to continue the dialogue over the attack until they reach a "mutually agreed upon solution," the report noted.
Timerman at the time said the follow-up talks were to "explore a legal mechanism" for resolving the matter "not in contradiction with the legal systems of Argentina and Iran."
In the July 18, 1994 attack, a van loaded with explosives detonated outside the Israeli-Argentine Mutual Aid Association. More than 85 people were killed and 300 others were also injured in the blast, which leveled the six-story building housing the association.
It was Argentina's worst terrorist attack ever and followed a 1991 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires that left 29 dead and 200 wounded.
The Israeli lobbies have sought to put the blame on Iran.
Iran has repeatedly denied the claim and voiced readiness to hold "constructive dialogue" and "cooperate with the Argentine government to shed all light" on the attack.
The talks between Iran and Argentina over the case has angered Israeli officials who have expressed dismay at the meeting.
Edited by: S. Isayev