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Iran denies Argentina blast role

Iran has denied that any of its officials were involved in a deadly bomb attack on a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994. Its foreign ministry said it would seek talks with Argentina in coming days after a judge there asked Interpol to arrest four Iranian officials accused of involvement in the attack. Judge Juan Jose Galeano ordered their arrest after Argentine intelligence services linked the officials to the bombing, which killed 85 people. But Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi warned that if Argentina did not “make up for its mistake”, Tehran would take action. “Iran had no role in the Argentine incident and so far no evidence has been provided of Iran’s involvement,” he told reporters in the Iranian capital. “We will hold talks with the Argentine Government within the next few days, and if the Argentine government fails to make up for its mistake, Iran will adopt appropriate measures.” Iran’s former Intelligence and Security Minister, Ali Fallahijan, and the former cultural attache at the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires, Moshe Rabbani, are among those named in the arrest warrants. Full Story

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