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Interpol ratifies arrest warrants for Iranians

Interpol said Friday it was not lifting arrest warrants for Iranians suspected of involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, despite Tehran's steps to co-operate. Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman read from a letter announcing the international police organization's decision at a press conference. He noted that while an agreement between Argentina and Iran to set up a truth commission over the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires was "positive," it did not mean the arrest warrants would be lifted.

Argentina lawmakers debate Iran deal over 1994 attack

Argentine lawmakers on Wednesday approved an agreement with Iran to set up a controversial "truth commission" into a deadly 1994 bombing that killed 85 people and wounded 300. The deal has been sharply criticized by Israel, Argentina's Jewish community and opposition politicians. The pro-government bloc backing President Cristina Kirchner in the Chamber of Deputies secured the deal with 131 votes to 113 opposition votes against. The Senate gave its green light last week.

Iran rejects grilling of officials in Argentina bomb probe

Iran denied Tuesday that Iranians facing international arrest warrants for their alleged roles in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre will be questioned by an Argentinian judge, as announced by Argentine's foreign minister. "The matter of questioning of some of the Iranian officials is a sheer lie. It seems that those who are concerned by the actual agreement are spreading such reports," Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said at his weekly press conference.

Argentine president defends accord with Iran over bombing

* Jewish center bombing killed 85 people in 1994 * Pact to form "truth commission" to be sent to Congress * Argentine leader says agreement was way to break deadlock BUENOS AIRES, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez defended a pact with Iran to set up a "truth commission" to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires and asked Congress on Thursday to approve the accord.

Iran unveils futuristic-looking warplane

Iran on Saturday unveiled a fighter jet it said was designed and built domestically, with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touting it as "one of the most advanced" aircraft in the world. State television footage showed the grey, futuristic-looking aircraft, code-named Qaher (Conqueror) F-313, displayed in a hangar. The warplane "is among the most advanced fighter jets in the world," Ahmadinejad told defence ministry top brass at the unveiling, media reports said.
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