Israel’s Agriculture Minister blamed Iran for two terrorist attacks in Argentina in the ’90s and said prosecutor Alberto Nisman died because he tried to reveal the truth on the matter.
The Argentine prosecutor found dead after accusing the president of whitewashing a deadly 1994 bombing embezzled state funds to take prostitutes on lavish vacations, the government said on Thursday, deepening the scandal over his death early this year.
Independent forensic tests show the Argentine state prosecutor found dead days after he accused President Cristina Fernandez of plotting to cover up Iran’s alleged role in a 1994 bombing was murdered, the deceased prosecutor’s ex-wife said on Thursday.
Argentina’s president called the deadly attack on the AMIA Jewish community center in 1994 and the attack on the Israeli Embassy in 1992 “collateral damages in a war in which we had never been part, nor want to be.”
There is no evidence that President Cristina Fernandez tried to whitewash Iran’s purported involvement in a deadly 1994 bombing, an Argentine judge told Reuters in an interview on Thursday after dismissing the case.
An Argentine judge on Thursday dismissed accusations that President Cristina Fernandez conspired to cover up Iran’s alleged involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center, local media reported.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez accused the judiciary on Saturday of launching a political battle after state lawyers organized a march to demand justice for a dead prosecutor who had been investigating her.
More than 400,000 people in Buenos Aires braved a heavy rain to pay tribute to the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman in a “silent march.”
Tens of thousands of protesters marched peacefully through the Argentine capital on Wednesday demanding an independent judiciary, as the country reels from the death of a state prosecutor who had been investigating the president.
Argentina’s government toned down its stinging criticism of opponents on Wednesday ahead of what is expected to be one of the largest street protests of embattled President Cristina Fernandez’s seven years in power.