Tag: Hector Timerman

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Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 21:52 UTC

Judge dismisses case against Cristina Fernandez for alleged Iran cover up

Judge Rafeca “believes the minimum conditions to launch a criminal investigation have not been met, based on what the prosecutor presented”

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.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 04:40 UTC

Argentina addresses letters to the US and Israel regarding Iran and AMIA

”Today, I am asking you again that the AMIA issue be included in the negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran”, said Timerman

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.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 05:13 UTC

Brazil and Argentina agree accords signed with China will not affect Mercosur

Vieira and his Argentine counterpart Timerman during the recent visit to Buenos Aires

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”.

Saturday, February 14th 2015 - 06:11 UTC

Argentine president accused again of alleged bombing cover up

Nisman had accused Cristina Fernández, Foreign Minister Timerman and others of brokering the cover up in exchange for favorable deals with Iran

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.

Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 20:57 UTC

Argentina and Brazil admit trade disagreements between Mercosur main partners

Timerman acknowledged trade between the two countries needs some “fine-tuning”, but for Argentina Brazil is its “most strategic partner.”

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.

Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 06:38 UTC

Argentine administration counterattacks US media on Nisman's case

Timerman explained that the Argentine government has not received any suggestion from the US but that “its help would be declined if offered”.

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.”

Friday, February 6th 2015 - 21:57 UTC

Argentine prosecutors confirm 'silence march' marking a month since Nisman's death

“We want it to have no political connotation. We don’t want anyone using this march against anybody; it is in peace and in silence” said prosecutor Marijuán

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.

Friday, February 6th 2015 - 07:25 UTC

Argentina warns the US not to interfere with the investigation of Nisman's death

Ambassador Nahon addressed a very strong letter to the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.

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.

Thursday, February 5th 2015 - 10:12 UTC

Judge Rafecas ordered to take Nisman's complaint against Cristina Fernandez

Rafecas can ask for means of evidence, for the opinion of prosecutor Gentili, who has temporary replaced late Nisman, or reject the complaint in limine.

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.

Thursday, February 5th 2015 - 10:05 UTC

Prosecutor investigating Nisman's death cancels announced holiday

 Fein said she was suspending vacations because it was her moral obligation and 'it was more important, in memory of prosecutor Nisman'

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.

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