Argentine Senate approves deal with Iran

Senators voted 39-31 to approve the accord, with most of the political opposition voting against it.

Argentine Senate approves deal with Iran

World Bulletin / News Desk

Argentina's Senate approved on Thursday an agreement with Iran to set up an international "truth commission" to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people.

The two governments reached the agreement last month on how to deal with the attack in which Argentine court authorities have accused Iranian officials, including the defense minister, of involvement. Iran has denied any link to the bombing.

Senators voted 39-31 to approve the accord, with most of the political opposition voting against it. The bill will now pass to the lower house, which is also controlled by government allies and could vote as early as next week.

Last Mod: 22 Şubat 2013, 09:34
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