Former Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, who held the post between 2010 and 2015 during the Government of Cristina Fernández, died today at age 65 as a result of liver cancer he had suffered for several years, confirmed his brother, Javier Timerman, in a message in a social network.
"Brother of the soul, thank you for everything you did for me, I admire you very much, I'm going to miss you more than you imagine," Javier Timerman wrote on Twitter this morning.
In addition to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship for five years, Timerman was Ambassador of Argentina in the United States between 2008 and 2010, and much of his professional career he served as a journalist, a profession that also exercised his father, Jacobo Timerman, founder of the newspaper Argentinian La Opinion
Timerman testified by videoconference last July for the cause that investigates the supposed cover-up of the terrorist attack suffered by a mutual Jewish, the AMIA, in 1994 in Buenos Aires, which left 85 dead and remains responsible.
In his speech, the ex-chancellor pleaded not guilty and denounced that the trial was proceeding slowly, something he attributed to the interests of countries such as the United States and Israel.
Due to his delicate state of health, Timerman had been in custody since the beginning of December of last year when he was tried for this cause, and later received an extraordinary release for "humanitarian reasons", to travel to the United States and receive treatment against him. Cancer.
In January 2015, days before being found dead in circumstances that are still being investigated, the prosecutor Alberto Nisman denounced the then President Fernández and officials such as Timerman to conduct spurious negotiations with Iran to promote trade with that country.
In return, the South American country allegedly gave down the red alerts on the Iranians charged in Argentina for the attack, including Persian ex-ministers.