MercoPress: Argentina’s MOU with Iran sponsored by Cristina Fernandez, dropped by Macri

28 December 2015

Macri’s government’s first move at the courthouse was to drop the appeal filed by the Kirchnerite administration against the ruling that declared the agreement sealed with Tehran, unconstitutional in May last year. There has been controversy surrounding the MOU signed by former president Cristina Fernandez administration in what was described as an effort to unlock the investigation into the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre.

The MOU became even more controversial earlier this year, when AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman accused the Cristina Fernandez administration of using the agreement as a Trojan horse to whitewash the alleged involvement of Iran in the 1994 bombing that killed 85 people — the worst terrorist attack in Argentina’s history.

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