Argentine president seeks dissolution of intelligence services

Argentina's president urges Congress to dissolve intelligence services after prosecutor's mysterious death

In her first public comments since the mysterious death of a prosecutor rocked Argentina, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is calling on Congress to dissolve the country's intelligence services.

Fernandez said Monday night that reforming the intelligence services was a "national debt" Argentina has had since the return of democracy in 1983.

Alberto Nisman, 51, was found dead in his apartment Jan. 18, the day before he was scheduled to elaborate on allegations that Fernandez shielded Iranian officials suspected in the largest terrorist attack in the South American country's history.

In two letters this week, Fernandez suggested that Nisman's death was a plot against her government possibly orchestrated by intelligence services. Monday's comments were the first time she has spoken publicly about it.

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