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Iran's proposed defence minister wanted by Argentina for blast that killed 85 people.
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2009 22:18 GMT

Iran's parliament has approved the nomination of Ahmad Vahidi, who is accused of involvement in a 1994 bomb attack in Argentina, as defence minister.

Argentine officials have said Vahidi is "deeply implicated" in the attack on a Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aires in which 85 people were killed.

Argentina has condemned his nomination as "an affront to the victims" of the bombing and has formally accused Iran of masterminding it, which Tehran has denied.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Buenos Aires.

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