Argentina and Iran agreed to set up on Sunday an international commission to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, according to a joint declaration by their foreign ministries.
The commission will have five members, two of them chosen by each country, while the president will be decided on together.
The blast in July 1994, which left 85 people dead, was the second terror attack after a 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy. Argentina has accused current and former Iranian officials, including Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi, of involvement. Iran has rejected the accusations.
“It’s an important step that’s been taken by the two countries because this case has been around for 18 years…. It’s about time for it to be resolved.” Irans Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters in Ethipoia, after attending an African Union summit.
The commission will review documents supplied by both countries and be will able to interrogate suspects in Iran, according to the statement.