An Argentine appeals court on Thursday reopened an investigation into allegations that former President Cristina Kirchner and other officials plotted with Iran to cover up that nation’s alleged role in a 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.
The federal court’s decision, published online, came in response to an appeal from a Jewish community institution in Buenos Aires known as DAIA, almost two years after the prosecutor who filed the original criminal complaint, Alberto Nisman, was found dead in his apartment from a gunshot wound.
“This is a significant day,” Waldo Wolff, a congressman and former vice president of DAIA, told the TN Noticias TV channel. “The only thing we ask is that it is investigated.”
Mrs. Kirchner has denied wrongdoing, saying the cases are politically motivated. In the past, Iran has also denied involvement in the Buenos Aires bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association, or AMIA, which killed 85 people and injured hundreds.
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