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Iran blamed for attack

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A former Iranian spy told investigators his government bombed a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires eight years ago, The New York Times reported this week. The blast, which killed 85 people, was the worst terror attack in Argentina’s history. The Times obtained a secret deposition that the man, Abdolghassem Mesbahi, gave Argentine investigators after he defected from Iran. Mesbahi said Tehran paid then-president Carlos Menem $10 million to assert “there was no evidence against Iran.” Former Menem aide Alberto Kohan said the charge was a lie, and that his former boss tried to hunt down the culprits. “We would all like to know who did it,” he said.

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