Son of Argentina's president denies reports of Iran-linked bank account
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Son of Argentina's president denies reports of Iran-linked bank account

The son of Argentina’s president is denying press reports alleging he had a foreign bank account that was used for Argentine dealings with Iran.

Máximo Kirchner told radio Continental on Tuesday he’s never had a foreign account. In his words, “Nothing, absolutely nothing.”

The Brazilian magazine Veja recently published a report that the Iranian government asked former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez to mediate a deal with Argentina to cover up the roles of several Iranian officials allegedly behind the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community in Argentina.

This week, the Clarín newspaper that has long been at odds with President Cristina Kirchner published a story saying Máximo Kirchner and a former ambassador to Venezuela shared an account in the United States. Both stories cited anonymous sources.

Associated Press