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.

Argentina to Dissolve Intelligence Agency

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.

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