Prosecutor: Argentine president made deal with Iran to avoid bombing investigation
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Prosecutor: Argentine president made deal with Iran to avoid bombing investigation

A prosecutor investigating Argentina’s worst terrorist attack is accusing President Cristina Kirchner of reaching a deal with Iran to avoid punishing those responsible.

The 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in downtown Buenos Aires remains unsolved, but Argentina and Iran reached an agreement in 2013 to investigate the attack.

In a statement released Wednesday, Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman accused Kirchner and other senior officials of agreeing not to punish at least two former Iranian officials in the case. He asked a judge to call the president and others for questioning.

The prosecutor in 2013 released an indictment accusing Iran and Hezbollah of organizing the attack.

A federal judge must decide whether to hear the complaint and whether anyone should be summoned for questioning.