Accusing Kirchner of Secreat Deal with Iran to Cover Up the 1994 Bombing
Before his death, Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman had drafted an arrest warrant for the country’s president in connection with an alleged secret deal with Iran to cover up the bombing of a Jewish community center two decades ago, Argentina’s chief investigator of Nisman’s death said today. (USA Today, 3 February)
Nisman was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head on 18 January, one day before he was to present details of the case to Argentina’s Congress about his accusations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timmerman.
The 26-page arrest warrant naming Kirchner, Timmerman and other members of her government was found in Nisman’s apartment after his body was found, said prosecutor Viviana Fein.
In 2006, Nisman had accused Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah of having masterminded the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people, and had issued eight arrest warrants against Iranian and Lebanese suspects.
File photo: The late Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman (AFP/Getty Image/NYTimes)