Argentina on Friday rejected a U.S. lawmaker's call for an international enquiry into the death of the prosecutor who had accused President Cristina Fernandez and other officials of concealing the involvement of Iran in a deadly 1994 terrorist attack targeting a Jewish organization in Buenos Aires.
Argentina "is an autonomous and independent country," Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said during his daily press briefing, calling Sen. Marco Rubio's proposal the expression of an "imperial vision" that "ignores the principal of national self-determination."
Rubio, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs, sent a letter Thursday to U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, saying that he was "deeply concerned about the ability of the government of Argentina to conduct a fair and impartial investigation."
Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who sought to indict Fernandez, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and five other people in connection with his probe of the car-bomb attack that left 85 dead at the offices of the Jewish organization AMIA, was found fatally shot on Jan. 18.
He was scheduled to testify the following day before Congress about his accusations......