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Argentina asks Azerbaijan to arrest Khamenei adviser

A powerful explosion destroyed a seven story building housing,of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (Reuters) November 13, 2019 Argentina has asked Azerbaijan to arrest a high-level Iranian adviser to the country’s Supreme Leader in connection with the bombing in 1994 of the Buenos Aires AMIA [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Latin America|

Facebook de-platforms Iranian backed entities influencing U.S., Latin American public opinion

Facebook provided some of the posts that were traced to Iranian networks. (Getty) October 22, 2019 Facebook has announced a series of new measures that are designed to protect the 2020 U.S. elections. The measures were announced today and they included the labeling of state controlled media, protecting accounts of 2020 presidential candidates and introducing [...]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Latin America, North America, USA|

From Latin America to West Africa, Hezbollah’s complex web of connections is fuelling its terrorist activity

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on February 6, 2019. (AFP) By Emanuele Ottolenghi September 2, 2019 When Paraguay announced it was designating Hezbollah as an international terrorist organisation last week, it created a new legal basis [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Africa, Latin America, Middle East|

As US-Iran tensions escalate, American Jews are warned they could be targeted

A powerful explosion destroyed a seven story building housing, of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (AFP) August 29, 2019 In 1992, Israel killed Abbas al-Musawi, a founder of the Hezbollah terrorist group in Lebanon, in a dramatic helicopter attack. Iran, Hezbollah’s primary funder, threatened to [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|Latin America, Middle East|

Brazil considers labeling Iran-backed Hezbollah as terrorists in pivot to U.S.

The Brazilian leader is at the same time willing and under pressure from the U.S. to put Hezbollah on the terrorist list. (Getty) August 20, 2019 Brazil is considering designating Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, as President Jair Bolsonaro increasingly aligns his government with the U.S. on foreign policy. Officials are reviewing [...]

By |August 20th, 2019|Latin America, Lebanon|

U.S. campaign against Iran in Latin America comes to Brazil

The Iranian vessel Bavand is seen near the port of Paranagua, Brazil July 18, 2019. (Reuters) By Tom O'Connor July 26, 2019 Iran has warned it may cut imports from Brazil if the country does not allow two Iranian ships stranded off its coast to refuel in one of many international disputes involving the [...]

By |July 26th, 2019|Latin America|

Iran threatens Brazil as its ships await refueling

The Iranian vessel Bavand is seen near the port of Paranagua, Brazil July 18, 2019. (Reuters) July 24, 2019 Brazil is the latest country which is at the receiving end of Tehran’s anger – an indicator of the pressure on the Iranian regime following the US sanctions. Two Iranian ships, carrying Brazilian corn, [...]

By |July 24th, 2019|Latin America|

US sanctions Hezbollah operative over 1994 Argentina terrorist attack

A powerful explosion destroyed a seven story building housing,of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (AFP) July 20, 2019 The United States imposed on Friday sanctions on a senior Hezbollah operative for his involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina’s capital Buenos [...]

By |July 20th, 2019|Latin America, Lebanon|

Iran grain ships stuck in Brazil without fuel due to US sanctions

The Iranian vessel Bavand is seen near the port of Paranagua, Brazil July 18, 2019. (Reuters) July 19, 2019 Two Iranian vessels have been stranded for weeks at Brazilian ports, unable to head back to Iran due to lack of fuel, which state-run oil firm Petrobras refuses to sell them due to sanctions [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|Latin America|

Argentina orders freezing of Hezbollah assets on anniversary of deadly bombing

Hezbollah supporters carry portraits of the founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Khomeini (left), and supreme leader Ali Khamenei, as they march in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18. (AFP) July 19, 2019 Argentinian authorities ordered the freezing of Hezbollah assets in the country on Thursday and effectively designated the [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|Latin America|