Senior Iranian officials have denied involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, saying the charges levelled against them in Argentina are the result of US and Israeli influence.
Ali Akbar Velayati, a former foreign minister and current adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told Argentina’s C5N TV channel that neither he nor his country was responsible for the attack, which killed 85 people.
The bombing of the AMIA centre – the deadliest terrorist attack in Argentina’s history – has returned to the spotlight this year, following the unexplained death of a prosecutor who was investigating the attack.
“We believe that this is a baseless accusation, false – a lie,” he said in the late-night broadcast. “We recommend Argentina not fall under the influence of the Zionists.”
Source: the Guardian