Buenos Aires, Argentina — The Paraguayan government has cut all ties with Argentina after the Argentine government cut ties in response to a deadly attack on an Argentine diplomat.
The Paraguay government says it is not happy about the Argentine decision to cut diplomatic ties and has decided to terminate the Argentine diplomatic relations with Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo.
Lugo, a former guerrilla fighter, is the first leader to be indicted in Argentina’s military coup in 1954.
The Argentine government says Lugo is the victim of a conspiracy.
Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri says Paraguay will not retaliate.
Argentina accuses Paraguay of plotting a coup.
Argentina has accused Paraguay and other Paraguayan leaders of supporting terrorism and war crimes.
Luguo, who is the leader of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, has accused Argentina of “attempting to take Paraguay into a state of war,” and accuses it of “continuing to use military force” to quash his government’s plans to negotiate a settlement of the Paraguayan-Argentine dispute.
Lugar has denied any involvement in the Paraguay attack and says he is fully behind his president.