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Iran’s Raisi names wanted mass murderer of 85 Argentinians as VP for Economics

President Ebrahim Raisi, L, waves to his supporters in Tehran. (Supplied) August 27, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran's newly appointed vice president for economic affairs minister Moshen Rezae is wanted by the International Criminal Police Organization for the 1994 mass murder of 85 Argentinians at the Jewish community center (AMIA) in Buenos Aires. [...]

By |August 27th, 2021|Latin America|

Cuba approves domestic vaccine which Iran plans to mass produce

A nurse prepares to inject a volunteer taking part in an Iranian coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine trial in Tehran, Iran December 29, 2020. (Reuters) August 21, 2021 Cuba's drug regulator granted emergency approval for its homegrown Soberana 2 vaccine on Friday, allowing the drug's full inclusion in the country's inoculation program as it [...]

By |August 21st, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|

Covid vaccine shipment to Venezuela leads to outcry in Iran

A picture shows vials of the locally made Iranian COVID-19 vaccine during the start of the second phase of trials in Tehran, on March 15, 2021. (AFP) August 14, 2021 Iran’s Red Crescent Society has denied accusations that it shipped Covid-19 vaccines to Venezuela amid a serious pandemic crisis in the country that [...]

By |August 14th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Argentina slams appointment of alleged bombing mastermind to Iran’s Interior Ministry

Iran's new Interior Minister, Ahmad Vahidi, is an ex-IRGC Quds Force commander subject to an Interpol Red Notice. (Supplied) By Florencia Montaruli August 13, 2021 The new President of Iran, Ebraim Raisi, presented the rest of his planned all-male cabinet on Wednesday, August 11. One name that stood out was that of Ahmad Vahidi. The [...]

By |August 13th, 2021|Latin America|

Cuba says Iran to start producing one of its COVID-19 vaccines

Doses of Cuba Abdala vaccine are seen at a vaccination center in Caracas, Venezuela July 1, 2021. (REUTERS) July 29, 2021 Iran will next week become the first country outside of Cuba to start producing one of the Communist-run island’s homegrown COVID-19 vaccines on an industrial scale, Cuban state-run media said on Wednesday. [...]

By |July 29th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|

China’s CCPC takes centre stage in Iran, Venezuela oil trade-sources

A crude oil tanker is docked at Isla Oil Refinery PDVSA terminal in Willemstad on the island of Curacao, Feb 22, 2019. (REUTERS) July 22, 2021 A Chinese logistics firm has emerged as a central player in the supply of sanctioned oil from Iran and Venezuela, even after it was blacklisted by Washington [...]

By |July 22nd, 2021|East Asia, Latin America, Venezuela|

US authorities offer £7m for information on Hezbollah terrorist handler

US authorities have issued a fresh appeal for information on Hezbollah operative Salman Raouf Salman. (Supplied) By Ahmad Salloum July 20, 2021 On Monday, July 19, US authorities reissued an offer of a $7 million reward in exchange for information on a pivotal member of Lebanese Hezbollah. The State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program has [...]

By |July 20th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Pirates of the Caribbean: The dangerous relationship between Venezuela, Iran and Hezbollah

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, top, during a Hezbollah "victory over Israel" rally, in Beirut's bombed-out suburbs, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 22, 2006. (AP) By Ximena Herrera July 17, 2021 Cooperation between the Venezuelan and Iranian regimes has notably strengthened over the past 10 to 15 years – not [...]

By |July 17th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, Venezuela|

Iran denounces US ‘interference’ as Cuba rocked by rare protests

Protesters shut down part of the Palmetto Expressway as they show their support for anti-government protesters in Cuba, on July 13, 2021, in Miami, Florida. (AFP) July 15, 2021 US foe Iran has accused the United States of “interference” in Cuba’s internal affairs after unprecedented protests hit the communist-ruled island which has been [...]

By |July 15th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America, North America, USA|

Meet the Islamic Republic of Iran’s fixers in Argentina

Edgardo Rubén Suhail Assad, also known as Sheik Suhail Assad, established a pro-Islamic Republic support network in Argentina. (Supplied) By Florencia Montaruli July 6, 2021 The relative success of Hezbollah in Latin America is the result of a dangerous combination of political impunity and influence-for-hire. The leaders of some countries of the region [...]

By |July 6th, 2021|Latin America|