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Iran, Argentina foreign ministers hail expert talks


Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Argentinean counterpart Hector Timerman have hailed the results of the two countries’ expert meetings to resolve misunderstandings over a 1994 bombing attack in Argentina.

In a telephone conversation on Wednesday, the two foreign ministers expressed commitment to the resumption of the talks as well as the implementation of the final agreements made in the negotiations.

They also agreed that the next meeting will be held late November 2012 and added that coordination to determine the exact time and venue of the negotiations will be made through diplomatic channels.

On Monday and Tuesday, Iranian and Argentinean legal experts held negotiations in Geneva about the case of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) bombing.

Salehi and Timerman had agreed during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September that both sides continue discussions over the case until they reach a mutual agreement.

Under intense political pressure by the US and the Israeli regime, Argentina formally accused Iran of having carried out the 1994 bombing attack on the AMIA. The attack on the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires killed 85 people and wounded 300 others.

The Islamic Republic has vehemently and consistently denied any involvement in the terror bombing.

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