Argentine prosecutors to investigate President Fernandez in alleged cover-up

Argentine prosecutors said Friday that they will move forward with an investigation into allegations that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman orchestrated a cover-up to shield Iranian officials from their involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.

The move comes after authorities recently discovered a 26-page draft arrest warrant for Argentina’s president in the garbage of murdered lead prosecutor Alberto Nisman. He was found dead inside his apartment on January 18, a day before he was expected to testify to present his findings.

"The criminal plan ordered by Cristina Fernandez, and mainly orchestrated by Hector Timerman to free the Iranian indictees from the accusations made and endorsed by the Argentine Judiciary not only provided for the disassociation from the case of the fugitives, but also established that other fabricated culprits should occupy their plane in order to close the circle of impunity at any price," Nisman had written in the lengthy draft.

Elsewhere, it added: "The evidence has shown that the plan devised by the President was mainly executed by her Foreign Minister, Hector Timerman. That it took two years of secret and public negotiations with authorities of Iran, in the context of which the Argentine authorities left aside the demand for justice in the AMIA case."

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