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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|

To fight Hezbollah, Latin American countries first need to acknowledge it exists

Illustration on Iranian/Hezbollah inroads in Latin America. (WT) By Emanuele Ottolenghi July 18, 2019 As Argentina prepares to commemorate Hezbollah’s terror attack in July 1994 in Buenos Aires, the time has come to call a spade a spade. Brazil and Paraguay need to join their neighbor in naming Hezbollah a terror organization and passing measures to [...]

By |July 18th, 2019|Latin America|

Ships linked to Iran, Syria removed from Panama’s registry

A British Navy patrol vessel guards the oil supertanker Grace 1 in Gibraltar territorial waters. (Reuters) July 13, 2019 Panama will withdraw its flag from more vessels that violate sanctions and international legislation, the country's maritime authority told Reuters, following the removal of about 60 ships linked to Iran and Syria from the [...]

By |July 13th, 2019|Latin America, Panama, Syria|