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Iran denounces U.S. tracking of its ships that may be headed to Venezuela

The Iranian-flagged oil tanker Fortune is docked at the El Palito refinery in Venezuela on 25 May 2020. (AFP) June 8, 2021 Iran on Tuesday rejected as interference a reported U.S. monitoring of Iranian navy vessels that may be headed to Venezuela, saying Tehran would not be breaching international law even if it [...]

By |June 8th, 2021|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

US officials suspect Iran may send warships to Venezuela amid talks

Iran-made warship Makran prior to be joined to the Navy, in Iran, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP) May 31, 2021 The United States is monitoring the movement of two Iranian naval vessels near Africa that may be heading to Venezuela, Politico reported May 29, citing three people with knowledge of the situation. If Iran [...]

By |May 31st, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran-Argentina relations bedeviled by deadly legacy of 1990s terror attacks

A powerful explosion destroyed a building housing of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (Reuters) By Hamdan Al-Shehri May 20, 2021 In January 2015, Alberto Nisman, Argentina’s public prosecutor, was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head at his home in Buenos Aires. The discovery [...]

By |May 20th, 2021|Latin America|

The fringe Argentinian leftist implicated in Iran’s bomb attack “cover-up”

Left-wing agitator Fernando Esteche, left, was accused of helping to cover up the AMIA bombing allegedly masterminded by Iranian cleric Mohsen Rabbani, right. (IranWire) By Florencia Montaruli April 17, 2021 In January 2015, journalism lecturer and political agitator Fernando Esteche received a call on his cellphone that disrupted the calm of the hot [...]

By |April 17th, 2021|Latin America|

US ‘monitoring’ as Iran sends fuel tankers to Venezuela in defiance of sanctions

Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (AP) April 9, 2021 As Iran sent three gasoline shipments to fuel-starved Venezuela in recent months in defiance of U.S. sanctions, the Biden administration apparently did nothing to stop the tankers, signaling [...]

By |April 9th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Tip of the iceberg: Hezbollah’s narco-terrorism in Latin America exposed

Illustration on Iranian/Hezbollah inroads in Latin America. (The Washington Times) By Florencia Montarul April 8, 2021 In January this year, security agencies in the United States, Brazil and Paraguay dismantled one of the biggest cocaine-trafficking outfits ever detected in Latin America, in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. According to the US authorities, this criminal [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon|

Iran cozies up with Venezuela, creeping into America’s backyard

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (left) shakes hands with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran on Jan 10, 2015. (AFP) By Eric Shawn April 2, 2021 Iran has established a foothold on America's doorstep and is expanding in South America, experts say, especially by cultivating close ties with the Nicolas Maduro government in Venezuela. "It should [...]

By |April 2nd, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Holy terror: Iran’s criminal record from Germany to Ethiopia

A powerful explosion destroyed a building housing, of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (Reuters) By Faramarz Davar March 30, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran is a singular political system in many respects. Over the past 42 years, a considerable number of its officials have [...]

By |March 30th, 2021|Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East|

Business or terror? Key figures denounce Iran’s incursions in Venezuela

An Iranian tanker crew celebrates their arrival in Paraguaná, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (Reuters) By Ximena Herrera March 27, 2021 It is a rarity in Venezuela to see the Catholic Church involving itself in politics. But back in November 2020, Monsignor Mario Moronta, a well-respected bishop of San Cristobal and first vice-president of [...]

By |March 27th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran receives COVID-19 vaccine from Cuba

Iran has been one of the hardest hit countries in the region by the coronavirus. (IRNA) March 13, 2021 Iran received a large shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Cuba on Thursday. A total of 100,000 Soberana 02 doses from the Latin American country were delivered to Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. The [...]

By |March 13th, 2021|Latin America|