Former Argentine President Faces Arrest Warrant for Cover Up of Jewish Center Bombing

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An arrest warrant has been issued for former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner after she was accused of covering up Iran's involvement in a 1994 bombing of a Jewish center that killed 85 people.

Years after the attack on the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA), Kirchner was accused of having struck a deal with Iranian officials to grant those responsible for the bombing immunity in exchange for oil, the Telegraph reports. She has called the treason case against her "an absurdity" in the past and said it is part of an international conspiracy against her.

In January 2015, prosecutor Alberto Nisman filed charges against Kirchner, while she was still president. Right before Nisman was to present his findings to the Argentine Congress, he was found dead. Kirchner said it was a suicide, but a panel concluded Nisman was murdered.

Kirchner, who is now in the country's Senate, has immunity unless the Congress votes otherwise, which is not expected although she has been charged with "treason against the fatherland." Judge Claudio Bonadio has asked the Congress to strip Kirchner of immunity.

A former aide to Kirchner and a pro-Kirchner activist have warrants for their arrest as well for the same crime. Due to health issues, a former foreign minister was ordered to be placed under house arrest.

The AMIA bombing was the deadliest bombing in Argentina's history and still nobody has been held accountable for it.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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