14 January 2015
President Cristina Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman were denounced by the prosecutors in the AMIA case, Alberto Nisman, for having had a secret agreement with Iran in exchange for re-establishing trade relations.
Below are the five most important arguments used by the prosecutor:
- The evidence shows that the plan directed at erasing Iran from the AMIA case, by not incriminating the accused Iranian former officials, originated in the previous decision by the President to make a geopolitical rapprochement with the Islamic Republic of Iran and re-establish full trade relations and alleviate the severe Argentine energy crisis, through an exchange of “grain for oil”.
- To move aside the obstacle, and to do so criminally, the President ordered that the investigation into the AMIA be diverted, and as such she abandoned a years-long, legitimate demand for justice, and sought to release the indicted Iranians of all suspicion, contradicting their proven link to the attack. She decided to fabricate “Iran’s innocence.”
- The collected evidence allowed for affirming, without a measure of doubt, that – at least to advance this criminal plan – the government established a parallel channel of communication between Argentina and Iran with the goal of communicating and implementing the orders issued by the President and, in this way, to reach the criminal goals. This clandestine channel operated like a parallel diplomacy.
- The government installed and gave value to a para-state diplomacy, consisting of – at least –personnel of the Secretariat of Intelligence, National Deputy Andrés Larroque, leaders Luis D’Elía and Fernando Esteche and the community leader and local nexus for the Iranian regime, Jorge “Yussuf” Khalil. These para-state channels continuously communicated messages that were sent by Cristina Fernández, through Andrés Larroque and/or staff of the Secretariat of Intelligence, then by Luis D´Elía, to immediately get to Jorge “Yussuf” Khalil, and from there sent to the Iranian authorities, both the Charge d’Affaires in Buenos Aires as well as high-ranking officials in Teheran. And every step of the plan, each presidential message and each move forward, was consulted with and communicated to in minute detail to the fugitive Mohsen Rabbani, the former Cultural Attache at the Embassy of Iran in Argentina at the time of the attack, and whose decisive power, both in the local Iranian community as well as within the regime, has remained unfettered to date.
- The intelligence personnel involved in the case manipulated evidence and people, and they actively participated in the fabrication of false theories to illegally divert the course of the judicial case, relieve the accused Iranians of guilt and – at the same time – falsely accuse innocent third parties, attributing the responsibility for the bombing to them with trumped-up evidence.