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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Doubt Cast onWitness

BUENOS AIRES () -- Argentina distanced itself Friday from its sole witness linking Iran to an anti-Jewish attack, saying he had suddenly turned up at the Argentine embassy in Ecuador but that it saw no need for contact with him.


Manoucher Motamer's testimony in Venezuela led Argentina to issue international arrest warrants against four Iranian officials for suspected involvement in the bomb attack, which left 100 dead. Motamer's identity and credentials have been disputed by Iran and by the Venezuelan office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees