“There is no reason to apologize, let alone if they come from demands that the president can not accept but only if they come from our own people,” Patino said in a statement, adding that it will be “the last reference” the Ecuadorian government will make about it.
During a recent visit to Argentina, Correa compared the 1994 bombing of the headquarters of Argentina AMIA Jewish center that left 85 dead and 300 wounded, with the NATO bombing of Libya in 2011, undertaken as part of a resolution of UN to protect civilians from the repressive regime of Muammar Gaddafi.
“I know that painful case (AMIA) of Argentina’s history, but see how many were killed in the NATO bombing of Libya. I respect the Argentine case a lot, but let’s see where the real danger is,” Correa said in an interview with C5N.
The Delegation of Israeli-Argentine Associations (DAIA for its Spanish acronym), a political entity of the Jewish community, said in a statement its “shock and profound rejection of the terms” of Correa, who “makes unnacceptable comparisons.” (MZ)