Argentine radio station Radio Mitre issued a record secret conversations of former foreign Minister Hector Timerman with the leaders of the Jewish community of the country in which he admits that Iran is responsible for the attack at the Jewish center of Buenos Aires (AMIA) that killed in 1994, the lives of 85 people.
About it writes on Monday, December 21, Jewish news Agency JTA.
In this conversation, which took place in 2012 and aired last Friday in the framework of the program called La noticia deseada, Timerman tells about the efforts made by the government of Cristina fernández de Kirchner to resolve the conflict. He justifies the agreement with Iran on joint investigation of the terrorist attack, acknowledging that «18 years ago the Iranians planted a bomb» in the building.
«I’m calling because I, as a Jew, it hurts to hear criticism from AMIA. The impression that it would be best to do nothing, and if the government had not acted AMIA would be happy. But everything I do is for them» – leads the publication the words of the former head of the foreign Ministry.
Timerman also reports that the late Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, investigating the case, told him privately that he supported the idea of negotiations, but after the signing of the Memorandum between Iran and Argentina demanded to recognize the document unconstitutional.
As previously reported, last week the Federal Prosecutor of Argentina Raul PLI appealed to the Federal cassation court with a demand to reopen the investigation carried out by his predecessor, the late Alberto Nisman, who accused the former President of the country Cristina fernández de Kirchner of conspiring with the Iranian authorities.
Fire asks the judges to check out new information obtained within the framework of this investigation. The Prosecutor claims that during the hearing of this case the foreign Ministry has provided a «secret and confidential» documents on the basis of which it can again be charged Kirchner and former Minister of foreign Affairs Hector Timerman and several other high-ranking politicians.
Recall that on 18 July 1994 a suicide bomber from Lebanon blew up the car near the building of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. The explosion killed 85 people, 330 people were injured. The Argentine Prosecutor’s office came to the conclusion that behind the attacks were Iran and Hizbullah, however, under pressure of President Carlos Menem local law enforcement authorities have delayed the investigation for 10 years. Only with the coming to power of new President Nestor Kirchner, the investigation was reopened.
Federal Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in late January in his apartment the day before the hearings in Congress, where he intended to present to Congress the documents supporting his accusations against the President of Argentina Cristina fernández de Kirchner, foreign Minister Hector Timerman and other high officials. Nisman accused them of being in secret negotiations with Iran over evasion of issuance of the court responsible for the attacks in Buenos Aires in 1990-ies in exchange for Iranian oil and weapons.
Earlier this year it became known that Iran has financed the election campaign of the current President of Argentina Cristina fernández de Kirchner – in exchange for its ongoing policy of «closing eyes» on the involvement of the regime of the ayatollahs to the terrorist attack at the Jewish center of Buenos Aires (AMIA), as well as nuclear know-how. In this transaction was involved in mediating the late President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez.
According to Brazilian magazine Veja, in 2007 the Ministry of Finance of Venezuela bought Argentine bonds in the amount of $ 6 billion to cover the debts. The Argentine government also received cash – one of the officials told about the famous suitcase Guido Antonioni Wilson, where he was held in the country and undeclared 800,000 dollars, obtained from the Iranians and designed the campaign Kirchner.