By Taos Turner, 26 March 2015
BUENOS AIRES—In a split-decision, an Argentine federal appeals court on Thursday rejected accusations that President Cristina Kirchner conspired with Iran to cover up its alleged role in a 1994 terrorist attack.
The three-judge appellate court ruled 2-to-1 to dismiss the case, which had been filed in January by Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor who was found dead just days after making the allegations. Two of the court’s judges said a lower court had been right to dismiss the accusations as baseless.
The ruling eases pressure on Mrs. Kirchner, whose government was thrust into crisis by Mr. Nisman’s accusations and mysterious death.