Published July 18, 2013
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentine Jewish leaders are harshly criticizing their government on the 19th anniversary of the nation's worst terrorist attack.
The bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association killed 85 people in 1994 and remains unsolved. AMIA President Leonardo Jmelnitzky and survivors of the attack lashed out Thursday accusing President Cristina Fernandez and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman of guaranteeing still more impunity for those responsible by making a pact with Iran.
The accord promises to enable Argentine prosecutors to travel to Teheran and question high-ranking Iranian officials suspected of organizing the attack. But there is no indication that Iran will ever allow the suspects to be extradited.
Prosecutor Alberto Nisman's 500-page indictment accuses Iran and Hezbollah of establishing terror cells across South America.
Iranian officials have rejected that charge as a Zionist conspiracy.