[Interview with Argentina’s Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman]
By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, 10 February 2015
Argentina has been plunged into political turmoil by the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman the night before he was due to present a case alleging that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman had brokered an illegal deal with Iran to cover up a 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.
Last week, Argentine officials confirmed that a draft criminal indictment of Fernández and Timerman was found in the trash near Alberto Nisman’s body. In one of his first interviews since the revelation, Timerman — a co-founder of the human rights group America’s Watch and a former ambassador to the U.S. — responds to the allegations.