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Argentine government bluntly rejects 'Iran cover up' accusation as 'nonsense'

Thursday, January 15th 2015 - 05:42 UTC
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Anibal Fernández said the complaint filed by Nisman “is baseless” and added that “filing a complaint against the president for using her constitutional powers is nonsense.” Anibal Fernández said the complaint filed by Nisman “is baseless” and added that “filing a complaint against the president for using her constitutional powers is nonsense.”
AMIA case special prosecutor claimed that agents from Argentina's Intelligence Secretary are also involved, but he refused to disclose their identities. AMIA case special prosecutor claimed that agents from Argentina's Intelligence Secretary are also involved, but he refused to disclose their identities.

Argentina's Presidency Secretary General Anibal Fernandez bluntly rejected the accusations by the prosecutor in the AMIA bombing probe against president Cristina Fernández, foreign minister Hector Timerman and other Kirchnerite officials for allegedly “covering up” Iranian citizens in the investigation.

 “This is nonsense. It is ridiculous, a last-ditch effort from someone who responds to other structures,” the Secretary said about prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who has demanded a preventive embargo of 200 million pesos on Cristina Fernandez and has requested to question her, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, lawmaker of head of the pro-government organization “La Campora” Andres Larroque, members of Argentina’s Intelligence Office, ex attorney and judge Hector Yrimia, leader of the Iranian community here Jorge “Yussuf” Khali and political leaders Luis D'Elia and Fernando Esteche from the Quebracho grouping.

Anibal Fernandez said that the complaint filed by Nisman “is baseless” and stressed that “filing a complaint against the president for using her constitutional powers is nonsense.” He highlighted that the Argentine Constitution enables the Executive Power to negotiate a deal with other countries, which are to be approved by the Congress, as was the AMIA Memorandum of Understanding with Teheran.

The official said that the accusation is part of an internal conflict within the Intelligence Office, which he said began last December, forcing the president to replace its head Hector Icazuriaga for Oscar Parrilli.

“Here we are discussing something else entirely,” he said.

AMIA case special prosecutor Alberto Nisman said that besides president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Kirchnerite officials and political leaders, agents from the country’s Intelligence Secretary are involved, but he refused to disclose their identities.

Speaking with the Jewish News Agency (AJN), Nisman said that President Cristina Fernandez and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman offered “Iran’s impunity” before the signing of the controversial deal between the two countries to jointly probe the 1994 AMIA bombing.

“I have been working on this for over two years, because agents of the Intelligence secretary whose names I cannot disclose are involved,” the prosecutor said.

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  • Cruise ConTroll

    It's good to be back for another year of educational humiliation of the foreign hordes. How refreshing are vacations... full of energy for 2015. Looking forward for my next 7 day vacation in 52 weeks already!

    1994 is exactly why Argentina should kick far away European and North American relations. They brought Argentina absolutely NO benefits (ever!), and in fact as seen in that year, became deadly detrimental. No good comes from befriending those treacherous, usurious northern cranimals (my new word for northern fiends: criminal + animal).

    Cranimals will be cranimals.

    Jan 15th, 2015 - 10:20 am 0
  • Briton

    Well someone is lying.

    Jan 15th, 2015 - 10:41 am 0
  • golfcronie

    HaHa looks like Anibal is saying to CFK “ look this how you are supposed to give head ” ) PMSL

    Jan 15th, 2015 - 11:17 am 0
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