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Timerman barred from flying to US; Argentine government will appeal decision on humanitarian reasons

Thursday, January 11th 2018 - 07:02 UTC
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Timerman was foreign minister of Cristina Fernández 2010/2015. Previously he was Consul General in New York and later Ambassador in Washington Timerman was foreign minister of Cristina Fernández 2010/2015. Previously he was Consul General in New York and later Ambassador in Washington
Timerman and ex president Cristina Fernandez, have been accused of helping strike an agreement with Teheran Timerman and ex president Cristina Fernandez, have been accused of helping strike an agreement with Teheran
Prosecutor Nisman originally made these accusations in 2015, and wound up dead in his bathroom due to a gunshot wound to his head, hours before testifying Prosecutor Nisman originally made these accusations in 2015, and wound up dead in his bathroom due to a gunshot wound to his head, hours before testifying
Apparently according to US rules, Timerman would be awarded a visa if magistrate Claudio Bonadío lifts the preventive arrest. Apparently according to US rules, Timerman would be awarded a visa if magistrate Claudio Bonadío lifts the preventive arrest.

The United States barred former Argentine Minister of Foreign Relations Hector Timerman from entering the country because of several pending court cases. The Argentine government said it would appeal the decision, and request a new visa, since Mr. Timerman, who was under house arrest, was allowed by Federal Judge Sergio Torres to travel overseas for medical reasons.

 Timerman served under former President of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner between 2010 and 2015. Her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner, appointed him Consul General in New York City in 2004, then Ambassador to the United States in 2007.

Timerman is in preventative custody alongside other elites from the Kirchner administration, such as brown shirts Luis D’Elía and Fernando Esteche. They, as well as Timerman and ex president Cristina Fernandez, have been accused of helping strike an agreement with Teheran involving exchanging oil for easing the prosecution of those Iranians officials allegedly responsible for bombing the Israeli-Argentine Association.

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman originally made these accusations back in 2015, and wound up dead in his bathroom due to a gunshot wound to his head, and just hours before he was scheduled to testify in Congress on the topic. Among those mentioned in the Nisman report were ex Iranian president Alí Akbar Rafsanjani and ex foreign minister Alí Akbar Velayatí.

Because of his precarious health condition Timerman was spared from being taken into preventative custody, and instead, was placed under house arrest.

According to reports from ex president Cristina Fernandez political group, Timerman, who is suffering from advanced cancer, was informed before boarding a flight to New York that his visa had been revoked by the State Department.

“United States as any other country has its rules and if there is a person under house arrest, that person will not be allowed into the US”, said embassy sources. They insisted the only way out was for magistrate Claudio Bonadío to lift the preventive arrest.

Cristina Fernandez “Citizens Unity” blamed Bonadío and an appeals court since they confirmed the preventive arrest, and until that instance, Timerman would regularly fly to the US for treatment. “This is a humanitarian case, of death and life” insisted his solicitor Graciana Peñafort.

Former president Cristina Fernandez is also a defendant in the same court case but since she is currently a Senator, a special majority is needed in the Upper House to have her privileges lifted.

In the nineties Argentina was victim of the two worst terrorist attacks in its history. In 1992 the Israel embassy in Buenos Aires was blown to pieces, killing 29 people, and in 1994 a Jewish community organization, AMIA, suffered an attack killing dozens and injuring hundreds. Both cases remain unsolved but the Iranian government, as the master mind, and the Hezbollah Shiite group, has been blamed for the AMIA carnage.

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  • Pete Bog

    @PE

    “ What WOULD you call a social population community that was sponsored to colonize the islands by an invading government sent to replace the existing sovereignty of a different country?”

    I'd call some of them thus;

    Antonio Rivero (not dropped off by HMS Clio or HMS Tyne), from the UPs.

    Antonina Roxa. Lady from UPs, not dropped off by RN ship. Previously married to one of the convicts that murdered the so called UP governor Mestivier.

    William Dickson (Irish), already a member of Vernet's settlement for some years, (not dropped off from British ships in 1833).Later murdered by Rivero.

    Antonio Wagner (German). Already a member of Vernet's community, again not dropped off from the ships in 1833.Later murdered by Rivero.

    Ventura Pasos May have arrived after January 1833-there in August 1833, from the UPs. related to one of the folks who declared UP's break from Spain in 1810, certainly not from Britain or dropped off by RN ship.Later murdered by Rivero.

    Carmelita Penny. One of Vernet's slaves, freed by Onslow in 1833, not from Great Britain and not dropped off from an RN ship.

    Gregoria Madrid Another of Vernet's slaves. Freed from slavery by Onslow, not dropped off from RN ship.

    Juan Simon, French, the capitaz of the gauchos. Already there, not dropped off by RN ships. Later murdered by Rivero. Pinedo on departing wanted him to represent the UP's though Dickson was appointed head resident by Onslow. So that's another 'UP governor', killed by UP people within a year.

    There were no more than two English settlers there out of the 24 settlers that chose to stay, and they weren't dropped off by RN ship either.

    So the most numerical presence of Brits in 3/1/1833= the crew of HMS Clio,and the Sarandi crew.

    Who all left the Falkland Islands.

    And when HMS Tyne left a few days later, no one was dropped off at Port Louis.

    No displacement of multinationals at Port Louis by Brits in 1833.

    Who's details are weak now?

    Jan 11th, 2018 - 03:06 pm +5
  • ElaineB

    @ B-K You are joking, right? The health service under the Kirchners deteriorated significantly. Ask any Argentine having to use the public hospitals and you will hear horror stories. The import restrictions imposed by CFK left hospitals without vital medication and supplies. You know this really so stop being a silly billy.

    Jan 11th, 2018 - 01:14 pm +4
  • golfcronie

    Most countries of the west have excellent cancer care, why not go somewhere else. All he needs to do is ask the US authorities to send his medical records to the country where he gets treatment.

    Jan 11th, 2018 - 02:05 pm +4
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