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Iran Willing To Cooperate In ’94 Argentina Bombing Probe

Iran Willing To Cooperate In ’94 Argentina Bombing Probe

Iran said it will cooperate with Argentina’s investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, while denying responisbility for the blast.

The Islamic Republic announced its willingness to cooperate in a statement issued by the foreign ministry on July 16, which condemned the attack and offered condolences to the families of the 85 people killed in the attack. Some 300 people were also injured.

The Iranian foreign ministry also offered to hold "constructive dialogue" with Argentina to "shed all possible light" on the case, according to the statement carried by Iran’s official IRNA news agency.

Jewish leaders told JTA that they will respond to the Iranian offer on Monday during the main public event to mark the anniversary of the attack.

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman told JTA Sunday that "if Iran really wants to collaborate it must bring to Justice all the suspected Iranians instead of releasing declarations empty of real content.”

Iran continues to deny any link to the bombing, whose 17th anniversary will be marked during ceremonies in the country on Monday.

Though Argentina has accused the government of directing the bombing, and Hezbollah of carrying it out, no arrests have been made in the case. Six Iranians have been on the Interpol international police agency’s most wanted list since 2007 in connection with the bombing. One of those suspects is Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Ahmed Vahidi.

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