Argentina: Prosecutor Investigating 1994 Hizbollah Bombing Found Dead Days After Exposing Deals with Iran

Oil and arms deals. via Argentine Prosecutor Investigating Jewish Center Bombing Found Dead

Alberto Nisman, an Argentine prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, was found dead from a gunshot wound in his apartment on Monday, days after he accused Argentine President Cristina Fernandez of secretly negotiating with Iran to avoid punishments for those behind the attack.

The bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires killed 85 people and injured 300. Iran and Hezbollah have long been suspected of carrying out the attack. In 2013, Nisman, who had been investigating the bombing after Iran and Argentina reached a widely criticized deal to establish a joint “truth commission” to investigate the attack, released an indictment blaming Iran and Hezbollah for the bombing.

Last week, Nisman asked an Argentine judge to call in Fernandez as well as Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman for questioning. Nisman told reporters that he believes the impunity of the Iranians involved in the attack was ordered by Timerman in exchange for securing closer ties with Iran for oil and weapons deals.

The president and her foreign minister took the criminal decision to fabricate Iran’s innocence to sate Argentina’s commercial, political, and geopolitical interests,” Nisman had said, The Associated Press reported.


Update: No gunpowder traces found on Nisman’s hands

Update 2: Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing

Update 3: Guest Post: Why I Fled Argentina After Breaking The Story Of Alberto Nisman’s Death

As we posted on the intrepid Nisman in 2013, Argentine Indictment Accuses Iran of Terror Plots, Cells in Latin America:

 

One thought on “Argentina: Prosecutor Investigating 1994 Hizbollah Bombing Found Dead Days After Exposing Deals with Iran

  1. Oh oh, Argentina descending into chaos yet again.

    A country with everything going for it, and all they can do is embrace corruption, murder and chaos–the Mexico of the south

    A people and country with so much potential–wasted.

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