US Senators call to reconsider probe into Argentina bombing

March 11, 2013 21:52

US Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Monday called on the President of Argentina to review its decision to establish a joint "Truth Commission" with Iran to "re-investigate" the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA.)

In a letter to President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the Senators claimed that overturning a legal process and indictment "dishonors the Argentine victims of the [Iranian] terrorist regime."The probe sends "exactly the wrong signal to Tehran’s leaders about responsibility for their actions," the Senators wrote, adding that they fear this "downgrading to a “commission” will lead to the dismissal of charges and the whitewashing of this heinous crime."

The bombing of the AMIA, which killed 85 people and injured approximately 300, was the largest attack on a Jewish target since World War II.

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