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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Photo: Amilcar Orfali / Getty Images

A judge has ordered that Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina's former president, be arrested for "treason against the fatherland" for allegedly covering up possible Iranian involvement in a 1994 terror attack that left 85 people dead, per the Telegraph.

She is accused of offering immunity to Iranian perpetrators of the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center in order to secure a deal to import Iranian oil. As she is currently a senator, Kirchner would have to be stripped of parliamentary immunity to be prosecuted,

Reuters notes

. Prosecutor Alberto Nisman had been investigating the incident before he was shot dead in January, 2015. Kirchner, who left office in 2015, has previously been indicted over an alleged corruption scheme.

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The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the architect of Iran’s military nuclear program, is a new height in the maximum pressure campaign led by the Trump administration and the Netanyahu government against Iran.

Why it matters: It exceeds the capture of the Iranian nuclear archives by the Mossad, and the sabotage in the advanced centrifuge facility in Natanz.

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Joe Biden is considering retired four-star General Lloyd Austin as his nominee for defense secretary, adding him to a shortlist that includes Jeh Johnson, Tammy Duckworth and Michele Flournoy, two sources with direct knowledge of the decision-making tell Axios.

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