World Jewish Congress: Iranians Wanted by Interpol for AMIA Bombing Must Be Brought to Justice

Sep 28, 2012, 10:20 ET from World Jewish Congress

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, met with Foreign Minister Hector Timerman of Argentina to discuss issues of concern to the Jewish community, among them a planned meeting between Timerman and Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi that was announced by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina during her speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Among the issues raised was the staunch position of the World Jewish Congress that the six Iranians who are on Interpol's list of recipients of Red Warrants, or Most Wanted, for the 1994 terrorist bombing attack on the Jewish community headquarters of the AMIA and DAIA, must be brought to justice. These include the defense minister of Iran, Gen. Ahmed Vahidi, and others connected to the Iranian government.

Each year since the attack, which claimed 85 lives and injured hundreds, the Argentinian leaders have brought members of the families of the victims of the bombing with them to the UN General Assembly. Countries committed to fighting terrorism continue to be urged to support this quest for  justice as none of the suspects has yet been arrested. 

Lauder said," The World Jewish Congress stands with the families of the victims. Justice cannot be delayed and answers to the families and the Jewish community are long overdue."

In her speech, Kirchner said that any offers made by Iran resulting from the meeting between the foreign ministers would be brought to the families of the victims and to the Argentinian parliament for approval.

SOURCE World Jewish Congress