Meeting of Argentina and Iran Ministers Rankles Israel, U.S.

(JTA) "The Government of Israel received with great disappointment the news about the Argentine acceptance of a meeting with the Islamic Republic of Iran on a foreign ministers level," the Israeli government said in a statement on Saturday. "Iran does not come with clean hands to this dialogue about global terrorist acts." Argentina's foreign minister, Hector Timerman, who is Jewish, met on Sep. 27 with his Iranian counterpart, Ali Akbar Salehi, at the UN in New York to discuss the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community's main complex in Buenos Aires that killed 85 and wounded hundreds. Iran is accused of directing the bombing that was carried out by Hizbullah. The U.S. government also came out against the talks.

2012-10-05 00:00:00

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