AMIA memorial

The Argentine Foreign Ministry has announced that it will meet with an Iranian delegation in Geneva today, Monday, to discuss the 1994 bombing of a Jewish Centre in Buenos Aires.

AFP reports that an Argentine ministry statement says: “It is a working meeting on the AMIA case under terms agreed to during a meeting of foreign ministers September 27 in New York.”

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in September, the foreign ministers of Iran and Argentina announced that they had agreed to hold talks regarding the incident in order to reach “a mutually agreed upon solution.”

Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timmerman was quoted as saying the talks will focus on reaching a legal mechanism to resolve the issue that does not conflict with the legal systems of Iran and Argentina.

Argentinian courts have charged eight senior Iranian officials in the explosion and have called for their extradition to face the charges. The accused include Iran’s current defence minister, Ahmad Vahidi, and former president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Israel has condemned the move toward talks between Iran and Argentina, saying Iran is responsible for the bombing beyond any doubt.