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Washington’s silent war against Hezbollah in Latin America

Assad Barakat, pictured on his way to court in Asuncion in 2003, was identified by the US as Hassan Nasrallah's "primary liaison in South America" (AFP) By Joseph M. Humire October 10, 2018 On July 11, 2018, the government of Argentina took its first action against Hezbollah by freezing the financial assets of 14 individuals belonging [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Latin America, North America, USA|

Argentina asks ‘friendly’ countries not to shelter Iran suspects

A memorial outside the AMIA building in Buenos Aires commemorates those murdered on July 18, 1994. (Wikimedia) September 28, 2018 Almost 25 years after the bombing of a Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri has asked friendly countries not to receive or protect or grant diplomatic immunity to any of [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Latin America|

Iranian influence operation propagates regime’s discourse in 11 languages

An analysis made by Reuters identified 10 different websites and dozens of social media accounts through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. (Shutterstock) September 6, 2018 Several cyber-security companies reported that Iran is leading a huge network as part of “influencing campaigns” on several countries to market its nuclear agreement or to propagate the [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

After disinformation campaign, Iran’s embarrassment in cyberspace

The regime’s massive cyber-machine is mainly focused on posting lies to demonize the Iranian opposition. (Shutterstock) By Heshmat Alavi September 4, 2018 In an effort to confront fake news and terrorism propaganda fomented by the Iranian regime, social media giants, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, have recently suspended and blocked a number of [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

Tri-border area governments take action against Hezbollah networks

Members of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah take part in Ashura commemorations in a southern Beirut suburb on October 12, 2016.(AFP) By Emanuele Ottolenghi September 1, 2018 Paraguayan prosecutors ordered the arrest of Hezbollah financier Assad Ahmad Barakat yesterday, shortly after the country’s new president, Mario Abdo Benitez, ordered an investigation into Barakat’s illicit acquisition of a Paraguayan [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|Latin America|

How Iran developed suicide bombers as poor man’s answer to smart bombs

Aerial view of the US embassy in Beirut, 18 April 1983, after a bomb destroyed part of the building. (AFP) By Tony Duheaume September 1, 2018 With Iran’s founder and first Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini applying the name of the Islamic Republic of Iran to his regime, after the fall of Mohammad Reza [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

Arrest of Iranian spies in the US just ‘tip of the iceberg,’ lawmaker warns

Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) told the Free Beacon it is likely Iran has stationed multiple regime-tied agents in the United States to conduct intelligence operations. (Getty) By Adam Kredo August 31, 2018 The recent arrest of two Iranian agents alleged to have been running spy operations on U.S. soil is just "the tip of [...]

By |August 31st, 2018|Latin America, North America, USA|

More Iranians ‘buying’ passports in other countries to evade US travel ban, sanctions

Iranians are getting passports from a number of nations, but Iran's influence with some elements of the Iraqi goverment is now so prominent the issuing of passportsthrough payoffs and corruption. (iStock) By Hollie McKay August 31, 2018 More Iranians are paying big money to buy passports in neighboring countries through bribery or fraudulent information, [...]

By |August 31st, 2018|Afghanistan, Iraq, Latin America|

Hezbollah is stronger than ever and closer to Europe than we think

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, center, escorted by his bodyguards, waves to a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters in Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 17, 2012. (AP) By Azmina Siddique August 23, 2018 Hezbollah is stronger than at any time since its inception, according to a recent statement by the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah. The message was [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Europe, Latin America, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Iranian-backed sleeper cells have infiltrated the US and are poised to strike

Young boys of Hezbollah’s al-Mehdi scouts stomp on a polystyrene sheet bearing the American flag, during a parade in the Lebanese southern suburb of Nabatiyeh, on August 1, 2013. (AFP) August 21, 2018 Iranian-backed “sleeper cells” are in the United States and waiting for the word to attack, experts told Congress on Thursday. [...]

By |August 21st, 2018|Latin America, North America, USA|