By Karla Zabludovsky, 14 December 2015
Argentina’s newly sworn-in government on Monday is prepared to essentially nullify a controversial agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, an attack which has had deep political ramifications for the South American country.
Federal prosecutors argue that the attack, in which two bombs detonated inside the AMIA Jewish center killed 85 people, was orchestrated by Iran and executed by the Hezbollah paramilitary group. Plans to nullify the pact were announced Friday, one day after President Mauricio Macri was sworn in. A member of the Justice Ministry’s press office told BuzzFeed News the pertaining documents were expected to be filed Monday at a federal court.