Israel killed most AMIA perpetrators: Ex-envoy

A former Israeli envoy says the Tel Aviv regime has killed most of the people behind the deadly attacks on its embassy and a Jewish center in Argentina in the 1990s.

Itzhak Aviran, who was the Israeli ambassador to Argentina from 1993 to 2000, said the perpetrators were mostly eliminated by Israeli security agents operating abroad.

“The large majority of those responsible are no longer of this world, and we did it ourselves,” Aviran said in an interview with Buenos Aires-based Jewish news agency (Agencia Judía de Noticias) on Thursday.

Aviran also accused the Argentinean government of not doing enough “to get to the bottom” of the incident.

Under intense political pressure imposed by the US and Israel, Argentina formally accused Iran of having carried out the 1994 bombing attack on the AMIA building that killed 85 people.

AMIA stands for the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina or the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association.

The Islamic Republic has categorically and consistently denied any involvement in the terrorist bombing.

Two years earlier, in March 1992, a car bombing in front of the Israeli embassy in the capital killed 29 and wounded 200 others.

Tehran and Buenos Aires signed a memorandum of understanding in January to jointly probe the 1994 bombing.

The Israeli regime reacted angrily to the deal a day after it was signed. “We are stunned by this news item and we will want to receive from the Argentine government a complete picture as to what was agreed upon because this entire affair affects Israel directly,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson Yigal Palmor said on January 28.

On January 30, however, Argentina said Israel’s demand for explanation over the “historic” agreement is an “improper action that is strongly rejected.”

By Press TV

 

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