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Cuban coronavirus vaccine to be tested on Iranians

Kianoush Jahanpour, speaking on behalf of Iran’s Food and Drug Administration, on a visit to a makeshift hospital in Tehran. (ISNA) January 13, 2021 Over the past 11 months, officials of the Islamic Republic have obsessively repeated this claim to justify the non-acceptance of support from the West in battling coronavirus, up to and including [...]

By |January 13th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|

Iranian ship arrives at Venezuelan port, data shows

The Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (EPA-EFE) January 08, 2021 An Iranian ship arrived at the Venezuelan port of La Guaira on Thursday, according to Refinitiv Eikon data, in what appeared to be a continuation of the commercial alliance between [...]

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

Iran cooperates with Cuba to produce COVID-19 vaccine

Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. (Reuters) January 02, 2021 Iran is co-producing a COVID-19 vaccine with a Cuban company, Spokesperson for the Iran Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) at the Health Ministry Kianoush Jahanpour revealed Friday, while denying that [...]

By |January 2nd, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|

Threats, explosives and the Tri–Border area: The shadow of Hezbollah over Argentina

A powerful explosion destroyed a building housing the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (Reuters) By Florencia Montaruli December 22, 2020 In mid-November, the Argentine Embassy in the United Kingdom received an anonymous tip-off that chemical products used for making explosives had arrived in Argentina through the Tri-Border [...]

By |December 22nd, 2020|Latin America, Lebanon|

Iran uses disguised tanker to export Venezuelan oil

An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. (AFP) December 15, 2020 A tanker chartered by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) is loading Venezuelan crude for export, documents from state-run PDVSA show, providing evidence of the two countries’ latest tactics to expand their trade in defiance of [...]

By |December 15th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

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

A Lebanese soldier stands beside posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez in Beirut, Dec. 1, 2006. (Reuters) By Ximena Herrera December 10, 2020 Cooperation between the Venezuelan and Iranian regimes has notably strengthened over the past 10 to 15 years – not always with the best of intentions. [...]

By |December 10th, 2020|Latin America, Lebanon, Venezuela|

Biggest Iranian flotilla en route to Venezuela with fuel, defying US sanctions

The last Iranian fuel shipments sent in early October on three vessels are running out. (AFP) December 7, 2020 Iran is sending its biggest fleet yet of tankers to Venezuela in defiance of US sanctions to help the isolated nation weather a crippling fuel shortage, according to people with knowledge of the matter. [...]

By |December 7th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iran-Venezuela alliance serves Iranian shadowy intentions, top religious leader warns

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) bumping elbows with Iran's FM Javad Zarif (L) at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Nov 5, 2020. (AFP) November 25, 2020 A top religious leader in Venezuela is warning the public about Iran’s increasing presence in his country, calling the alliance between the two nations a “disaster” intended for “geopolitical [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Phantom buyers in Russia, advice from Iran help Venezuela skirt sanctions

An Iranian oil vessel (right) is seen in international waters crossing the Gibraltar stretch on May 20. (AFP) By Marianna Parraga, Rinat Sagdiev and Parisa Hafezi November 10, 2020 On Aug. 21, a tanker called the Otoman docked at the Jose oil terminal on Venezuela’s coast in the Caribbean to load 1.82 million barrels [...]

By |November 10th, 2020|Latin America, North America, Russia, USA, Venezuela|

Is Iran sending weapons to Venezuela? And how is the U.S. responding?

Iranian missiles are loaded into launch position via a newly unveiled ballistic missile launch system in footage shared on November 4. (IRAN MILITARY) By Emanuele Ottolenghi November 10, 2020 Is Iran escalating tensions between Washington and Caracas by delivering advanced weapons systems to Venezuela? In August, Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro said that buying Iranian missiles was [...]

By |November 10th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|