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Former top intelligence operative called to testify in case of dead Argentine prosecutor

  • Reporters and photojournalists look at a printout with photos that identify for them potential witnesses that might be be called in to the prosecutor's office that leads the investigation of prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death, Buenos Aires, Argentian, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Investigators examining the death of Nisman who accused President Fernandez of agreeing to shield the alleged masterminds of a 1994 terror bombing said Tuesday they found a draft document he wrote requesting her arrest. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Reporters and photojournalists look at a printout with photos that identify for them potential witnesses that might be be called in to the prosecutor's office that leads the investigation of prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death, Buenos Aires, Argentian, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Investigators examining the death of Nisman who accused President Fernandez of agreeing to shield the alleged masterminds of a 1994 terror bombing said Tuesday they found a draft document he wrote requesting her arrest. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer stands guard in front of he prosecutor's office that leads the investigation of prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Posted on the gate is a portrait of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez along with another poster that reads in Spanish "Mourning of judicial workers due to the death of prosecutor Nisman." Investigators examining the death of Nisman who accused President Fernandez of agreeing to shield the alleged masterminds of a 1994 terror bombing said Tuesday they found a draft document he wrote requesting her arrest. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    A police officer stands guard in front of he prosecutor's office that leads the investigation of prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Posted on the gate is a portrait of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez along with another poster that reads in Spanish "Mourning of judicial workers due to the death of prosecutor Nisman." Investigators examining the death of Nisman who accused President Fernandez of agreeing to shield the alleged masterminds of a 1994 terror bombing said Tuesday they found a draft document he wrote requesting her arrest. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)  (The Associated Press)

  • Television journalists file their reports from street in front of the prosecutor's office that leads the investigation of prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Investigators examining the death of Nisman who accused President Fernandez of agreeing to shield the alleged masterminds of a 1994 terror bombing said Tuesday they found a draft document he wrote requesting her arrest. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Television journalists file their reports from street in front of the prosecutor's office that leads the investigation of prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Investigators examining the death of Nisman who accused President Fernandez of agreeing to shield the alleged masterminds of a 1994 terror bombing said Tuesday they found a draft document he wrote requesting her arrest. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)  (The Associated Press)

The recently deposed intelligence operative who Argentine President Fernandez has suggested was involved in the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman is being called to testify in the case.

Antonio "Jaime" Stiuso has been called to speak with the lead investigator Viviana Fein Thursday morning, according to official news agency Telam.

Nisman was found shot dead in his apartment Jan. 18, hours before he was to detail allegations that Fernandez helped shield Iranian officials connected to the 1994 terrorist attack of a Jewish community that killed 85.

Fernandez has suggested that Stiuso, who according to press reports oversaw a vast wire-tapping operation, was involved in Nisman's death but has not elaborated.