Iran criticised over bomb attack

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The leading state prosecutor has criticised a statement from Iran expressing its willingness to help to solve Argentina's worst terrorist attack.

Alberto Nisman said Iran's offer was just empty words unless it handed over the Iranian suspects sought by Argentina in the bombing of a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people on 18 July 1994. The Iranian foreign ministry issued a statement referring to today's anniversary of the attack, saying Iran condemned terrorism, expressed sympathy for the victims' families and wanted to help to investigate the attack.

But Iran also accused Argentine prosecutors of unfairly accusing Iranian citizens, and said it had a duty to defend them. AP

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