Former Argentinian President Summoned

in Investigation of Jewish Center Bombing


An investigating judge has summoned former Argentinian President Christina Kirchner under suspicion of colluding with Iran over the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in 1994.

The bombing killed over 80 people and Iran has long been suspected to be the culprit.

In 2015, the investigating prosecutor Alberto Nisman declared his intention to indict Kirchner for conspiring with the Iranian government to cover up the latter's involvement in the bombing.

Nisman was assassinated the day before he was due to testify before congress on his charges. The investigation into his murder is ongoing and speculation is rampant that Kirchner's government may have been involved.

Judge Claudio Bonadio's summons marks a major step forward in the bid to continue Nisman's stalled investigation.

Analyst Eamonn McDonagh told the Algemeiner,

We may be a long time waiting for a confirmed, appeals-all-ended, criminal conviction here, but I think we can be certain now that this one will run and run. The investigation is going to roll on inexorably now.

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