Argentine president says US, Israel meddling in country

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez suggested on Wednesday that the United States and Israel were meddling in the South American country’s business, the latest barb amid intensifying rhetoric ahead of a protest being organized by investigating attorneys demanding answers

in the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Fernandez, who made the comments while visiting a nuclear power plant, didn’t mention the march planned for Wednesday evening or Nisman, who was found dead Jan. 18, just hours before he was to elaborate to Congress on accusations that Fernandez and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman had orchestrated a secret deal with Iran to cover up the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center. Fernandez referred to letters that Timerman said he sent Tuesday to his counterparts in the United States and Israel. Timerman said the two countries should not get involved in Argentina’s affairs, but did not provide specifics.



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