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July 15, 2004
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Swiss authorities suspended a probe related to a bribe former Argentine President Carlos Menem allegedly took to hinder the investigation of the AMIA bombing. The Swiss Justice Ministry said Tuesday it was suspending an inquiry into money-laundering charges against Menem due to lack of evidence, the BBC reported. Argentina had asked that Switzerland trace $10 million it said Menem was paid by Iran for agreeing to cover up Iran’s role in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, killing 85 people. Menem has denied all the allegations against him.

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