Son of Argentine President Denies Reports About Iran Bank Account

Maximo Kirchner dismissed allegations he had a foreign account that was used for Argentine dealings with Iran.

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File photo: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina's president, and her son, Maximo, right, arrive in Rio Gallegos, for the burial of her husband. October 29, 2010.
File photo: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina's president, and her son, Maximo, right, arrive in Rio Gallegos, for the burial of her husband. October 29, 2010.Credit: Bloomberg

The son of Argentina's president is denying press reports alleging he had a foreign bank account that was used for Argentine dealings with Iran.

Maximo Kirchner told radio Continental on Tuesday he's never had a foreign account. In his words, "Nothing, absolutely nothing."

The Brazilian magazine Veja recently published a report that the Iranian government asked former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to mediate a deal with Argentina to cover up the roles of several Iranian officials allegedly behind the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community in Argentina.

This week, the Clarin newspaper that has long been at odds with President Cristina Fernandez published a story saying Kirchner and a former ambassador to Venezuela shared an account in the United States. Both stories cited anonymous sources.

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