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Iran, Argentina to talk until AMIA bombing case resolved
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_famous_02_sk1.jpgTEHRAN – Iran and Argentina announced on Thursday that they will continue their consultations until the case of Iran’s alleged involvement in the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) building is resolved. 
The announcement was made in a joint statement issued by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman after they held their first meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday, Reuters reported. 
The Iranian and Argentine officials stated that their lawyers will meet in Geneva in October. 
“The goal is to explore a legal mechanism that does not go against the systems of either Argentina or Iran,” the statement said. 
“This process will continue until a mutually agreed solution is found to all issues concerning the case,” it added. 
The case of the AMIA attack has remained a mystery for 18 years, and no significant information has been provided by the Argentine government on the main cause of the incident and the real culprits.  
The Argentine government only leveled false allegations against the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iran that it could never prove. 
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said during a press conference in New York on Wednesday, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has great respect for the Argentine government, and we hope that relations between the two countries would expand further.” 

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Last Updated on 28 September 2012 18:27