BUENOS AIRES (Jun. 19)
A member of the Argentine Parliament, representing the opposition Radical Peoples Party, tonight publicly accused a high Foreign Ministry official and this country’s permanent representative to the United Nations of having been “enthusiastic followers of Hitler.”
The charges were voiced on a nationwide network radio broadcast by Arthro Mathov. He debated Argentina’s anti-Israel grievance at the United Nations with Dr. Ismael Bruno Quijano, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice. Mr. Mathov specifically named Pablo Pardo, legal adviser to the Foreign Ministry, and Dr, Mathov Amadeo, Argentina’s delegation chairman at the United Nations who is pressing the case against Israel’s refusal to return Nazi butcher Adolf Eichmann to this country.
Dr. Quijano reiterated the government’s official stand on the issue, as presented to the UN Security Council last week by Dr. Amadeo, maintaining that Israel had violated Argentina’s sovereignty by abducting Eichmann and by refusing to return him here. Mr. Mathov, conceding that the question of Argentina’s sovereignty was indeed at stake in the issue, said: “It is too, bad, however, that the officials who are handling this affair are Nazi-fascists Pablo Pardo and Dr.Amadeo.”
“Dr. Amadeo, ” continued the member of Parliament, “cannot be our spokesman at the United Nations, having been himself an enthusiastic follower of Hitler, There is no justification for our going to extremes to defend a Nazi murderer. Juridical dialectics are elastic. If Eichmann were to be returned here by Israel,, those elastic interpretations of legalisms might become so complicated that Eichmann could be allowed by some officials to escape justice.
“Argentina is a refuge for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Nazi criminals who escaped when the Nazi regime collapsed, I feel that the entire Eichmann matter should be referred to the International Court of Justice at The Hague, and not to the Security Council. The Council is a political body, not a juridical organ.”