On the 19th anniversary of the bombing of the Argentine-Israeli
Mutual Association (AMIA) in downtown Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people, the group
has criticized the Argentine government for engaging with Iran despite evidence that the Islamic Republic, along with the terrorist organization Hezbollah, was behind the
Iran has denied any involvement, though a joint Argentine-Iranian “truth commission” has promised to allow Argentine prosecutors to visit Teheran and question Iranian officials. But Iran is not expected to be willing to extradite anyone accused of the crime, and AMIA has filed a lawsuit in an effort to block the truth commission because they believe the suspects must be tried in Argentina.
“What confidence can we have in Iran when the same government has denied the genocide of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust?” said AMIA President Leonardo Jmelnitsky, the Associated Press reported.