Argentina to Dissolve Intelligence Agency
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez announced plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency amid suspicions that rogue agents were behind the murky death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.
The death of Alberto Nisman this month, just before he was due to answer questions about his allegation that Fernandez conspired to derail his investigation, shone a spotlight on the powerful state spy apparatus which some analysts say operates with too much autonomy.
The government said that Nisman's allegations and demise were linked to a power struggle at the intelligence agency and agents who had recently been fired, Al Jazeera reported.
Fernandez said on Monday a draft bill on dissolving the intelligence agency "will be sent to congress before my trip to China this weekend".
Fernandez, who spoke from a wheel chair dressed all in white, has come under fire from political opponents and Argentines in cities across the country for her handling of the fallout from Nisman's death.