BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- President Cristina Kirchner has announced plans to dissolve Argentina's intelligence agency and replace it with a new intelligence institution.
The announcement of replacing Argentina's Intelligence Secretariat with a new Federal Intelligence Agency comes after federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in Argentina.
Nisman accused President Kirchner of a coverup related to the 1994 bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish center in which 85 people died.
In a television address, Kirchner said a draft bill dissolving the intelligence agency will be sent to Congress before her weekend trip to China. New appointments will be made by the president but require the approval of Congress.
Argentina's government said that Nisman's accusations and death were linked to a power struggle in the intelligence agency.
Nisman was found dead on Jan. 18 by his mother. He was to appear in a congressional committee hearing the next day to present a criminal complaint against President Kirchner.
Recently, a journalist in Argentina fled the country, saying he feared for his life. He was the first to report the story on Nisman's death.