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Argentina bombing victims’ relatives want justice

July 18, 2014

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The relatives of 85 people killed in Argentina’s deadliest terror attack are demanding justice and calling on their government to annul an agreement with Iran to investigate the bombing 20 years ago.

The call came Friday on the anniversary of the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in downtown Buenos Aires. The attack remains unsolved, but an Argentine prosecutor last year released an indictment that accuses Iran and Hezbollah of organizing the attack.

Iran has denied involvement.

A joint Argentine-Iran “truth commission” approved by both governments in 2013 promised to move the investigation forward by enabling Argentine prosecutors to travel to Tehran and question high-ranking Iranian officials.

But the probe has not advanced and the victims’ relatives believe the agreement has actually protected the perpetrators.