President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has hit back at AMIA president Guillermo Borger’s claim that the recent agreement between Argentina and Iran is putting the centre at risk of “a third attack”.
President Fernández took to Twitter yesterday to say that the Argentine people and the judiciary in particular “deserve to know what Guillermo Borger knows”.
“I consider Borger to be a respectable person. What could he possibly have up his sleeve to make such an affirmation?”
In a series of ten messages on her Twitter account, president Fernández went on to question Borger’s claims and asked: “If a terrorist attack did occur because of Argentina’s agreement with Iran, who would be the intellectual and physical mastermind?”
She added: “It’s clear that it could never be the signatory countries. Could it be those who have rejected the agreement? Countries, people, or intelligence services? Who?”
When the bilateral agreement was inked at the end of January, Borger said that the Jewish centre was “absolutely taken aback” by the government’s decision to send the draft to congress.
“Not only have some aspects of the accord not been cleared up, but it has also left many people simply confused. This decision is enabling the possibility of a third attack, because truly we are submitting ourselves completely by doing this.”
Under the agreement, Argentina and Iran will create a truth commission, which will re-investigate the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Centre in Buenos Aires with the help of five international jurists chosen by both countries.