Now that Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is no longer president of Argentina, and her chosen successor was defeated in last November’s election, we may get closer to the truth about the death of Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor who turned up evidence that Kirchner and others helped cover up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people.
Prosecutor Ricardo Sáenz has confirmed that Nisman was murdered in January 2015, the day before he was scheduled to present evidence against Kirchner and other government officials before a parliamentary commission.
Sáenz thus rejected the finding of a previous prosecutor in the Nisman case, Viviana Fein, who was appointed under Kirchner’s government and who maintained the death was a suicide.
In 2006 Argentine prosecutors accused the Iranian authorities of directing Hezbollah to carry out the AMIA bombing. They called for the arrest of former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani, Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi and six others.
But in 2013 Kirchner’s government agreed to form a farcical “truth commission” with the Iranian regime to investigate the attack. The commission never met.