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Argentine federal judge Daniel Rafecas on Thursday dismissed the case against President Cristina Fernandez, in which it was claimed she, together with other officials conspired to spare Iranian officials from prosecution over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.
Foreign Minister Hector Timerman held a press conference to inform Argentina was addressing a letter to both US Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman reaffirming Argentina’s “peaceful” stance in the resolution of conflicts, reiterating also its calls to have the AMIA case negotiations “included” in current talks between Washington and Tehran.
Brazilian foreign minister Mauro Vieira discarded that the recent agreements reached by Argentina with China can interfere with Mercosur, while his Argentine counterpart Hector Timerman said that the package of accords with Beijing will actually benefit Mercosur.
The Argentine prosecutor who took over the investigation of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires following the death of Alberto Nisman charged President Cristina Fernández for allegedly trying to cover up Iran's role in the attack.
Argentina and Brazil failed to reach an agreement to help unlock the ongoing tension between the two key Mercosur allies over bilateral trade. Argentina's Hector Timerman and his counterpart Mauro Vieira met in Buenos Aires to try and ease Brazil’s growing concerns about restrictions on the flow of goods, but any decisions were pushed forward to an undetermined date.
Argentina's Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said that the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman is being “used to attack the government” in an interview with the Washington Post. Meanwhile Argentina's Ambassador to the US Cecilia Nahon wrote a letter to the Post’s editor stating that “Argentina seeks only justice in 1994 bombing case.”
Argentine prosecutors and the judicial employees union have officially called for a demonstration on February 18 marking a month since the death of Alberto Nisman who was in charge of investigating the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center that killed 85 people back in 1994.
Argentina will not tolerate any United States intervention in the investigation of prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death, and will consider any attempt as an interference in the country's domestic affairs and a violation of Argentine sovereignty.
The President of Argentina's Federal Criminal Appeals Court, Martín Irurzun, has ordered Judge Daniel Rafecas to take late AMIA special prosecutor’s complaint against President Cristina Fernández and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman for allegedly covering up Iranian officials suspected of attacking the AMIA Jewish community centre.
The prosecutor in charge of the investigation of Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death, Viviana Fein, finally announced that she will not be leaving on two-weeks holiday on February 18 as she had confirmed on Tuesday.