Probe re­opened amid charges of cover-up of 1994 ter­ror case

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BUENOS AIRES | An Ar­gen­tine court on Thurs­day or­dered a re­newed in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a prose­cu­tor’s ac­cu­sa­tion that for­mer Pres­i­dent Cristina Fer­nan­dez cov­ered up the al­leged in­volve­ment of Ira­ni­ans in a 1994 attack against a Jewish com­mu­nity cen­ter.

The bomb­ing of the cen­ter in Buenos Aires killed 85 peo­ple and wounded hun­dreds of oth­ers. Iran has de­nied any con­nec­tion with the attack and de­clined to turn over the sus­pects in the case.

The coun­try’s top crim­i­nal tri­bunal ac­cepted a re­quest by a coali­tion of Ar­gen­tine Jewish as­so­ci­a­tions to re-ex­am­ine the charge Al­berto Nis­man made on Jan. 14, 2015, against Ms. Fer­nan­dez, her For­eign Min­is­ter Hec­tor Timer­man and other of­fi­cials in her gov­ern­ment. The de­ci­sion was re­ported by the of­fi­cial Cen­ter of Ju­di­cial In­for­ma­tion.

Nis­man was found dead with a gun­shot to the head four days af­ter fil­ing his allegation. Author­i­ties never de­ter­mined if he was killed or took his own life. Ms. Fer­nan­dez was pres­i­dent from 2007-2015. She has de­nied wrong­do­ing in the case.

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