Argentine Jewry are protesting the agreement Foreign Minister Hector Timerman signed Sunday with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi for a joint investigation of the 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish community center bombing which killed 85 people and injured more than 300. Over the years, Argentine prosecutors have formally accused six Iranians of masterminding the attack, among the Iran’s defense minister Ahmed Vahidi. Tehran has always refused to make them available. The agreement permits suspects to be interrogated by Argentinean justice officials – but only in Tehran.
President Cristina Fernandez defended the deal as “historic” for “guaranteeing due process.”