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Argentina’s President Fernandez Says Death Of Prosecutor Alberto Nisman Was Not A Suicide

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday. Alberto Nisman, lead investiga...

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday.

Alberto Nisman, lead investigator into the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85 people, was found dead in his apartment late Sunday, a 22 caliber pistol by his side.

He said she was pushing to normalize relations with Iran as a step toward clinching a grains-for-oil deal that would help Argentina close its $7 billion per year energy deficit.

The government dismissed the charge as ridiculous. (Reporting by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by Kieran Murray)