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Iran Approves Argentina Bomb Probe


Iran has reportedly approved a deal to cooperate with Argentina to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center.

Courts in the South American country accuse Tehran of sponsoring the bombing that killed 85 people.

A report by Argentina's official state news service Telam says Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, agreed on the joint probe at talks September 28 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Telam quotes Zarif as saying Iran "would honor all points of the agreement" to shed light on the bombing.

According to Telam, the two countries will form investigative teams to meet in Geneva in November to get on with the probe.

In February, Argentina's Congress approved a pact with Iran to set up a "truth commission" to shed light on the AMIA center bombing after years of legal deadlock.

The reported breakthrough comes amid signs of a thaw in relations between Iran and the West.

Based on AFP and Reuters reporting
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