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Israel concerned over Argentina-Iran meetings

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -

Israel is concerned by Argentina's efforts to work with Iran to solve the South American country's worst terrorist attack.

Prosecutors believe Iranians bombed a Buenos Aires Jewish center in 1994, killing 84 people. But 18 years of effort have failed to advance the case, and Iran says it's innocent. In the highest-level talks since the bombing, Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi agreed at the United Nations this week to work together to satisfy both countries' legal systems.

The Israeli Embassy warned Friday that Iran can't be trusted. Timerman assured Israel that Argentina won't be fooled. But Timerman also defended Iran's nuclear program, which the U.S., Israel and other nations believe is working to develop atomic weapons.

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