Iran has expanded its influence in Latin America with a double threat: extremist ideology and alliance with criminal groups. According to analysts, Tehran conducts illicit business with Venezuela, supports the expansion of the terrorist group Hezbollah into the region, and benefits from illegal mining.
On August 14, an aircraft of Qeshnm Fars Air, an Iranian airline under U.S. sanctions, landed at Simón Bolívar International Airport, in Maiquetía, Caracas. The aircraft had left Tehran with a valuable shipment for the Nicolás Maduro regime: 47.9 tons of catalysts for fuel production.
Reuters reported on August 16 that Lebanese Hezbollah would begin importing fuel from the Iranian government. This has been opposed by many Lebanese politicians.
Iran has a fleet of about 143 tankers capable of transporting about 102 million barrels of crude oil and 11.8 million barrels of liquid natural gas, worth a total of more than $7.7 billion, at any time…
The passage of time has shown that despite all the claims by Iran’s government, its nuclear centrifuges and the people’s lives revolve are in two contra directions, and inevitably the regime is in a stage whereby it is forced to sacrifice one of them for the other, and its dream of using the nuclear power of an economic boom has been blown away.
Iranian diplomats were reportedly seen last month holding talks at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a sprawling, byzantine Vienna-based bureaucracy. UNIDO provides funds and technology which critics say enable the world’s worst state-sponsor of terrorism, Iran.
Mashregh News, an Iranian news website close to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s intelligence community, has accused several reformist commentators of trying to sow despair among Iranians about the prospects of President Ebrahim Raisi’s success.
Every year, environmental activists and organizations mark July 28, reminding the imperative of preserving the principle of resource use and allocation and protecting the health of the natural world. They also highlight the importance of ensuring both renewable and non-renewable energy.
Esmail Qaani – Iran’s new Quds Force chief after Qasem Soleimani’s assassination – lacks authority to stop Iraqi militia attacks on US targets, sources say.
Freedom is real in America. The battle for freedom never ends. We must be vigilant and not let down our guard.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the Junior Republican Senator from Texas and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined 16 other Senators in introducing a bill to sanction Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.