Argentine FM Quits Jewish Organization Targeted by Deadly 1994 Blast

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Timmerman pauses while delivering a statement to the press in which he called Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman a liar and ineffective, in Buenos Aires. Jan. 15, 2015.Credit: AP

Argentina's foreign minister is quitting his membership in a leading Jewish organization targeted by a deadly bombing in 1994.

Hector Timerman announced his decision Tuesday in a letter to the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association, criticizing its leaders for blocking a deal with Iran to jointly probe the attack.

Former Iranian officials have been on an Interpol capture list for years, but Argentine prosecutors have never been able to question them.

Timerman promoted the 2013 accord with Iran as a way to reach the truth behind the unsolved bombing.

AMIA and some other groups have criticized the deal, saying Tehran has failed to cooperate and turn over suspects in the bombing that killed 85 people.

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