Report: Arrest Warrant Draft for Argentine President Found at Nisman's Home

NYT reports that Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died under mysterious circumstances, had drafted a warrant that accused Fernandez of trying to shield Iranian officials from responsibility for deadly 1994 Jewish center bombing.

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The draft of an arrest warrant for Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was found at the home of a prosecutor who was investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing the lead investigator.

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman had drafted a warrant that accused Fernandez of trying to shield Iranian officials from responsibility in the bombing, according to the report. Nisman died on January 18, a day before he was due to appear in Congress over his claims that Fernandez conspired to derail his investigation.

Just days after Nisman brought the charges against President Cristina Fernandez and members of her government, he was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment with a gunshot wound to the head.

It is unclear whether Nisman committed suicide or was murdered. The mysterious circumstances of his death have rocked Argentina, sparking a blizzard of conspiracy theories.

The prosecutor accused Fernandez of seeking to absolve Iran's involvement in the attack in order to normalize relations with Tehran and get access to Iranian oil. Banned from global credit markets since its record 2002 default, Argentina is struggling to finance its energy deficit.

Iran has always denied any involvement in the attack.