Argentina-Iran deal challenged in Jewish center bombing probe

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A member of the Jewish community holds a sign outside the Congress building in Buenos Aires on February 27, 2013, while legislatives discuss the possibility of an agreement with Iran to establish a truth commission over a 1994 terrorist attackAn Argentine prosecutor Wednesday asked a judge to declare unconstitutional an agreement with Iran to probe the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center after charges Tehran ordered the attack. The attorney general in the case, Alberto Nisman, said the agreement constitutes an "undue interference of the executive branch in the exclusive sphere of the judiciary." The van bombing of the building of the Argentine Jewish Charities Federation, or AMIA, left 85 people dead and 300 others injured in the worst attack of its kind in the South American country. Argentina charges that Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite movement, carried out the attack under orders from Iran.

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