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Trump’s Iran crackdown isn’t enough to stop Hezbollah

A Hezbollah flag-waving ceremony, signifying "victory over Israel, in Lebanon back in 2006. Where does the group fit into negotiations to try to improve a nuclear agreement with Iran. (Getty Images) By Emanuele Ottolenghi June 14, 2019 Hezbollah is reportedly feeling the pain of U.S. President Donald Trump administration’s maximum-pressure campaign against Iran. Tehran, after all, [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

Venezuelan groups support Iranian interests

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (left) shakes hands with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after reviewing the honor guard at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran on January 10, 2015 (AFP) By Claire Galasso June 3, 2019 Organizations based in Venezuela, including one run by a sanctioned Hizballah facilitator, amplify the Iranian government’s message in the country, according [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

Venezuela and Iran are more similar than you think

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, in Margarita Island, Venezuela, on Sept. 16, 2016. (Xinhua) By Alireza Nader May 9, 2019 The collapse of Venezuelan society under the dictatorial and socialist Maduro regime cannot fail to remind us of Iran under the [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

How Hezbollah evades sanctions in Venezuela and partakes in Maduro’s drug trade

A Lebanese soldier stands beside posters of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on a bridge in Beirut, Dec. 1, 2006. (Reuters) By Vanessa Neumann May 8, 2019 The international media has been rife with analysis about the events of April 30th and May 1st, when Venezuelan Interim President [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

Maduro confidant helped Iran, Hezbollah in Venezuela

Tareck el Aissami, left, played a key role in helping Iran and Hezbollah. (AP) May 4, 2019 Tareck el Aissami, a close confidant of Hugo Chávez and Nicolas Maduro, who was indicted in the United States on drug trafficking charges in March, played a key role in helping Iran and Hezbollah, the Lebanese [...]

By |May 4th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran happy Venezuelans ‘defeated coup’

Opponents to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro face off with Bolivarian National Guards in armored vehicles who are loyal to the president, during an attempted military uprising in Caracas, Venezuela, April 30, 2019. (AP) May 1, 2019 Iran expressed renewed support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday, as the opposition called for a huge [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

New air route sparks concern over Iran influence in Venezuela

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, in Margarita Island, Venezuela, on Sept. 16, 2016. (Xinhua) April 18, 2019 The re-opening of an air link between Iran and Venezuela this month is yet more evidence of Iran's growing role in helping Venezuelan [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

Pompeo needs to confront Paraguay’s Hezbollah problem

A boy carried a Hezbollah flag in Jibchit, Lebanon, as he ran past portraits of, from left,  Khamenei, the current supreme leader of Iran, Khomenei, the leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution; and Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah. (Getty Images) April 15, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is headed to Paraguay this week to [...]

By |April 15th, 2019|Latin America|

Pompeo says Iran engages in illicit activities in Latin America

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press conference during the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting at the State Department in Washington, April 4, 2019. (AFP) April 15, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Iran continues to engage in illicit activities in Latin America and is “the largest [...]

By |April 15th, 2019|Latin America|

Iranian delegation travels to Venezuela to discuss direct flight route

A plane from the Iranian private airline, Mahan Air. (AP) April 10, 2019 An Iranian delegation landed in Venezuela on Monday to discuss launching direct flights between the two countries, Venezuela’s foreign minister said, as Tehran voices support for President Nicolas Maduro against the opposition backed by most Western countries. A plane belonging [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|