The Argentinian prosecutor who died in mysterious circumstances on Sunday after accusing the President of trying to derail a probe into a 1994 bombing, was tricked into believing a conspiracy theory, the government has said.
Point of view
"The two alleged agents of the Intelligence Secretary were not agents, therefore the accusations are false."
Alberto Nisman, was found dead in his apartment hours before he was due to present his case to Congress.
A top government official claimed that two men who helped build the case against President Fernandez had misled Nisman.
“Indeed, the two alleged agents of the Intelligence Secretary were not agents,” explained Jorge Capitanich, Argentine Chief of Cabinet. “They’re Ramon Allan Hector Bogado, and Hector Yrimia. Therefore, what was highlighted in the accusations made public yesterday was definitely false.”
Argentine courts accused Iran of being behind the 1994 bombing.
Nisman claimed that Fernandez wanted to whitewash the bombing in exchange for a lucrative oil deal with Tehran.