Argentina's foreign minister, Hector Timerman, defended himself against accusations that he betrayed his Judaism by signing an agreement with Iran.
Argentinian Foreign Minister Hector Timerman hit back at Israeli criticism of a joint commission with Iran on the AMIA bombing on his first day of testimony to his country's Congress.
Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman met with the relatives of victims of the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing to update them on negotiations with Iran.
Relatives of victims of the deadly bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires and Jewish leaders are urging their government not to negotiate with Iran.
Argentinian Jewish leaders are strongly urging their country to reject Iran’s request for a meeting of their respective foreign ministers at the UN General Assembly next week.
Argentina's foreign minister denied a report that his country had a deal with Iran to quash the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center. Hector Timerman during a radio interview while in Ukraine said Thursday that "Argentina is the only country that presented cases to international organizations such as Interpol against Iran."
Argentinian Foreign Minister Hector Timerman will visit Israel accompanied by businessmen and relatives of victims of the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center. Timerman will arrive in Israel Monday for a two-day visit that is scheduled to include meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. He is also expected to meet with Tzipi Livni, Israel's ex-foreign minister and now its opposition leader, as well as other Israeli political leaders.
" . . .In Argentina, we don't think that one country has to base its relationship with another country on a relationship which that country has with a third nation . . ."