Efforts to Shield Iranian Regime Cost AMIA Prosecutor’s Life

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Efforts to Shield Iranian Regime Cost AMIA Prosecutor’s Life
23 Jan
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BUENOS AIRES — Intercepted conversations between representatives of the Iranian and Argentine governments point to a long pattern of secret negotiations to reach a deal in which Argentina would receive oil in exchange for shielding Iranian officials from charges that they orchestrated the bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994.

The transcripts were made public by an Argentine judge on Tuesday night, as part of a 289-page criminal complaint written by Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor investigating the attack. Mr. Nisman was found dead in his luxury apartment on Sunday, the night before he was to present his findings to Congress.

But the intercepted telephone conversations he described before his death outline an elaborate effort to reward Argentina for shipping food to Iran — and for seeking to derail the investigation into a terrorist attack in the Argentine capital that killed 85 people.

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A picture of the prosecutor Alberto Nisman at a rally in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Mr. Nisman, who was investigating a 1994 attack on a Jewish center, was found dead on Sunday.  Credit Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press

A picture of the prosecutor Alberto Nisman at a rally in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Mr. Nisman, who was investigating a 1994 attack on a Jewish center, was found dead on Sunday. Credit Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press

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