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

Friday, February 6th 2015 - 07:25 UTC
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Ambassador Nahon addressed a very strong letter to the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. 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.

 The defiant message belongs to Argentine ambassador in Washington, Cecilia Nahon, both in writing in an official letter addressed to the Lower House Foreign Relations Committee, and orally to a staff member of the committee.

The message was in response to the announcement from the Foreign Affairs committee that a delegation of representatives was planning to fly to Buenos Aires to collect information on the death of prosecutor Nisman.

In Washington foreign correspondents said this attitude did not surprise the State Department since they are aware that any attempts to insist with an “impartial and transparent” investigation could be used by the Kirchner government to play the nationalistic band, and what really matters is to find out what happened and Nisman's claims that Cristina Fernandez and foreign minister Hector Timerman were trying a cover up for the Iranians accused as responsible of the AMIA bombing in 1994.

However the fact is that it is not a delegation of US representatives that will be flying to Buenos Aires on 16 February but rather a low key group of staffers who will try to collect information on the current political situation in Argentina, with elections scheduled for October, and on the death of Nisman with the purpose of a possible hearing on Argentina in the US Congress.

In fact the death of Nisman already emerged on Wednesday in the US congress during a meeting of the Western Hemisphere Sub Committee under the chair of Republican Jeff Duncan and which addressed the issue “Importance of our region for the US”. And one of the testimonies was from Bonnie Glick, who is a member of Meridian International Center and took the opportunity to talk about Argentina extensively.

“The leadership of Cristina Fernandez is so corrupt that it now seems that in complicity with Iran, the president could be behind the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, precisely the day when he was expected to testify before the Argentine congress on the investigation of the AMIA bombing which killed 85 members of the Jewish community”, said Glick

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  • HansNiesund

    Let's give Argentina credit for at least one thing - they do a strong line in fuck-witted ambassadresses.

    Feb 06th, 2015 - 08:49 am 0
  • ElaineB

    The K's are so used to fooling Argentines that they get very annoyed when they can't employ the same tactics outside the country. “Don't you dare look at us!”

    I think Stiuso is being clever in insisting that he has it in writing from the government that he can talk freely about absolutely every piece of intelligence he gathered while working as a spy. And insisting that they send a subpoena with the correct spelling of his name.

    What I cannot understand is what CFK is thinking releasing him from his obligations under their Official Secrets Act.

    Feb 06th, 2015 - 09:08 am 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    No Doubt Obama is in a crisis meeting about how America may have to defend itself against half a dozen Chinese gunboats......Oh....they haven't got them yet ...and when they do get them ,they will break down in the first 30 mins just like all the other 'Rinky Tink' products. Ambassador Moron,how did they find one with such intellectual disability ? !!

    Feb 06th, 2015 - 09:38 am 0
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