Buenos Aires -- - Argentina and Iran agreed Sunday to establish an international "truth commission" to investigate a Jewish center bombing that killed 85 people in Buenos Aires 19 years ago.
The commissioners will examine the evidence and recommend how to proceed "based on the laws and regulations of both countries." Then, commissioners and Argentine investigators will travel to Tehran to question the suspects.
A van loaded with fertilizer and fuel oil exploded on July 18, 1994, leveling the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association building. As with a separate attack that destroyed the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires two years earlier, killing 29, it has never been solved.
Argentine prosecutors have formally accused six Iranians of coordinating the attack under orders from their government. Among them is Iran's current defense minister, Ahmad Vahidi. The Argentines have spent years seeking to interrogate them with the help of Interpol, but Iran's government has refused until now to make them available.
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