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Envoy flies out

BUENOS AIRES - Iran's ambassador, Hadi Soleimanpour, left Argentina on Tuesday for consultations amid a diplomatic war-dance over an anti-Jewish blast that last month killed nearly 100 people in Buenos Aires.

His embassy said Argentina had no evidence to support international arrest orders for four former Iranian officials allegedly involved in the attack. But Argentina's President Carlos Menem defended judge Juan Jose Galeano's decision to issue arrest warrants. There is, he said, 'valid evidence of participation of the Iranian community' in the attack. Reuter