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.

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.