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Case accusing Argentine president of orchestrating cover up with Iran moves forward

  • Posters announcing a march organized by federal prosecutors in demand for justice to commemorate the first month after the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, are seen on a window in Buenos Aires, Argentina,Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Nisman’s mysterious death came as he was presenting allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez had conspired to protect Iranian officials implicated in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in which 85 people died. Fernandez and Iran have denied the allegations.  (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Posters announcing a march organized by federal prosecutors in demand for justice to commemorate the first month after the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, are seen on a window in Buenos Aires, Argentina,Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Nisman’s mysterious death came as he was presenting allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez had conspired to protect Iranian officials implicated in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in which 85 people died. Fernandez and Iran have denied the allegations. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sandra Arroyo Salgado, ex-wife of late prosecutor Alberto Nisman, leaves Le Parc towers, where police investigators conduct forensic analysis in the apartment where the special prosecutor lived and was found dead almost a month ago, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. The prosecutor who inherited a high-profile case against Argentine President Cristina Fernandez reaffirmed the accusations, formally renewing the investigation into whether the president helped Iranian officials cover up their alleged role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Sandra Arroyo Salgado, ex-wife of late prosecutor Alberto Nisman, leaves Le Parc towers, where police investigators conduct forensic analysis in the apartment where the special prosecutor lived and was found dead almost a month ago, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. The prosecutor who inherited a high-profile case against Argentine President Cristina Fernandez reaffirmed the accusations, formally renewing the investigation into whether the president helped Iranian officials cover up their alleged role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman stands next to a poster that reads in Spanish "Demand justice to justice", in reference to march organized by federal prosecutors demanding justice after the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman almost a month ago, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Nisman accused President Cristina Fernandez, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and others in her administration of brokering the cover-up in the bombing of a Jewish community center in exchange for favorable deals on oil and other goods from Iran. Fernandez and Timerman have strongly denied the accusations, and Iran has repeatedly denied involvement in the bombing, which killed 85 people. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    A woman stands next to a poster that reads in Spanish "Demand justice to justice", in reference to march organized by federal prosecutors demanding justice after the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman almost a month ago, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Nisman accused President Cristina Fernandez, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and others in her administration of brokering the cover-up in the bombing of a Jewish community center in exchange for favorable deals on oil and other goods from Iran. Fernandez and Timerman have strongly denied the accusations, and Iran has repeatedly denied involvement in the bombing, which killed 85 people. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)  (The Associated Press)

The prosecutor who inherited a high-profile case against Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is reaffirming the accusations.

On Friday, Gerardo Pollicita formally re-opened the investigation into whether the president helped Iranian officials cover up their role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Pollicita was assigned the case that prosecutor Alberto Nisman was building before he was found dead Jan. 18.

In a 289-page report to a judge, Nisman accused Fernandez, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and others in her administration of brokering the cover up in exchange for oil from Iran. Fernandez has strongly denied the accusations, and Iran has repeatedly denied involvement in the bombing, which killed 85 people.