Argentina prosecutor re-opens case against President Kirchner
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Argentina prosecutor re-opens case against President Kirchner

The prosecutor who inherited a high-profile case against Argentine President Cristina Kirchner 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 January 18.

Read more: Who killed Alberto Nisman?

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