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Argentine opposition lawmakers urge caution on Iran deal

Letter sent to P5+1 negotiators tells world powers not to forget 1990s terrorist attacks on Israeli, Jewish targets

From left, Ernest Moniz, John Kerry, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Ali Akhbar Salehi meeting in Switzerland in March 2015 (US State Department)
From left, Ernest Moniz, John Kerry, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Ali Akhbar Salehi meeting in Switzerland in March 2015 (US State Department)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Several opposition lawmakers in Argentina have written a letter urging countries negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program to consider two terrorist attacks in the South American country allegedly orchestrated by Tehran.

The letter was sent Tuesday to US Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts in Germany, China, France, Britain and Russia.

No demands are made in the letter. However, the lawmakers urge negotiators to note the “ardent support of terrorism in our country and beyond.”

The letter cites the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy and the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center, both in Buenos Aires. Argentina has long accused Iranian officials of being behind the attacks, which Iran has repeatedly denied.

In total, the attacks killed 114 people and injured several hundred.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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