Argentinian authorities are now admitting that the death of Alberto Nisman, a day before he was due to testify about the Argentinian government’s role in covering up evidence of Iranian involvement in the horrendous 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center, was not a suicide. Although there is reason to believe that Argentinian officials themselves ordered the hit, there is also reason, according to Lee Smith, to believe Iran itself arranged for his murder:
Nisman’s investigation concluded that Tehran was responsible for both the 1994 bombing and the 1992 attack on the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires that killed 29 people and wounded 242. Analysts, journalists, and Western intelligence services have long believed that Iran was behind the two bombings. However, what distinguished Nisman’s investigation was the motive he attributed to the Iranians—to punish Buenos Aires for first stalling and then canceling bilateral agreements on nuclear technology. . . .
If, in Nisman’s understanding, the purpose of the 1992 and 1994 attacks was to punish Argentina for reconsidering its bilateral relationship with Iran on its nuclear file, then killing the special prosecutor into the two bombings simply underscores that Tehran considers its nuclear program a vital interest.