Argentina admits failure in Jewish bombing probe

Argentina admits failure in Jewish bombing probe

[JURIST] Argentine newspaper La Nacion reported Wednesday that Argentina has taken formal responsibility for its failure to discover who was behind the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center [Wikipedia backgrounder; AMIA center website] in Buenos Aires that killed 86 people and that Argentine President Nestor Kirchner [Wikipedia profile] has admitted that previous administrations tried to downplay the failures in the investigation. Kirchner added that the families of the victims would now have a chance to receive federal compensation for their losses. US, Israeli, and Argentine officials blame Iran for being behind the attacks, a claim adamantly denied by Iran. Read the Nacion article [in Spanish]. UPI has more.