Justice reopens two cases against Cristina Kirchner for money laundering and for covering up an attack against a Jewish association

The vice president of Argentina is accused of signing a secret pact with Iran, with the alleged objective of benefiting fugitive Iranian suspects who blew up the building of the Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in 1994.

The Argentine Justice has reopened two cases against Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who was twice president of Argentina. In the first case, she is accused of money laundering and, in the second, it is pointed out by the signing of a secret pact with Iran, with the supposed objective of benefiting the fugitive Iranian suspects who attacked the building of the Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in 1994, in a terrorist attack that left 85 dead.

"Both decisions were made by the judges of Chamber I of the Criminal Cassation Chamber Diego Barroetaveña and Daniel Petrone, who also sent Máximo Kirchner to trial in the money laundering case and dismissed Florencia Kirchner," explained La Nación de Argentina.

In the case about Iran, the vice president is accused of the well-known Argentina-Iran Memorandum of Understanding. It was a pact of understanding signed in 2013 by the government of the Argentine Republic, during the mandate of President Cristina Kirchner, and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The agreement with Iran

The agreement established the creation of a Truth Commission, which would be composed of international jurists to cooperate with the investigation. In addition, it contemplated that the judge in the case, Rodolfo Canicoba Corral and the prosecutor Alberto Nisman, could interrogate the Iranian suspects who had a red notice from Interpol.

The element raised as new in the preview of the oral trial was an Interpol report that indicated that the red circulars could never be canceled without the order of a judge and that is why the accusation should fall, in addition to the impossibility of making the head of Interpol at the time, Ronald Noble, who enjoyed immunity.

The vice president of Argentina has the option of appealing to the Supreme Court of Justice. However, the media remember that it was precisely the highest court that paved the way for the reopening of the trials. Likewise, it was learned that, in the case of Iran, the current Treasury Attorney, Carlos Zannini, will now be tried; Senator Óscar Parrilli; the leader of La Cámpora and Buenos Aires minister Andrés Larroque; and the Vice Minister of Justice, Juan Martín Mena, among others. "The complaint that now led to this trial was made in 2015 by prosecutor Alberto Nisman days before dying from a shot to the head, which Justice considers a murder," reported La Nación.

What is being judged in the case of the signing of the Pact with Iran is whether that international treaty was intended to facilitate the annulment of international arrest warrants against six former Iranian officials and a Lebanese man accused of planning and executing the AMIA bombing.

On Monday, July 18, 1994, there was a terrorist attack with a car bomb against the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.