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Case against Argentine president moves forward

Case accusing Argentine president of orchestrating cover up with Iran moves forward

Case against Argentine president moves forward

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The prosecutor who inherited a high-profile case against Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is reaffirming the accusations.

On Friday, Gerardo Pollicita formally re-opened the investigation into whether the president helped Iranian officials cover up their role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Pollicita was assigned the case that prosecutor Alberto Nisman was building before he was found dead Jan. 18.

In a 289-page report to a judge, Nisman accused Fernandez, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and others in her administration of brokering the cover up in exchange for oil from Iran. Fernandez has strongly denied the accusations, and Iran has repeatedly denied involvement in the bombing, which killed 85 people.

Updated : 2021-09-29 01:32 GMT+08:00