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Argentina's Bielsa ready to visit Iran as AMIA bombing hunt heats up

Argentine foreign minister Rafael Bielsa stepped into an international legal fray around a deadly 1994 bombing here, after Britain refused to extradite a former Iranian diplomat sought by Buenos Aires. Bielsa said he was ready to visit Tehran if such a trip would help track down those responsible for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center here that left 85 people dead and 300 injured. “I confirm I’m prepared to visit Tehran or anywhere else if it would contribute to clearing up the cause of AMIA (Argentine Jewish Mutual Association),” Bielsa told AFP. The Argentine foreign minister spoke shortly after the British government told Argentina on Thursday there was insufficient evidence to proceed with a case against former Iranian diplomat Hade Soleimanpour, 47. Full Story

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