The Chavez-Iran Alliance: A Menace to the Western Hemisphere

[RealClearWorld] Jaime Daremblum - Venezuela's burgeoning alliance with Iran represents the greatest threat to hemispheric stability since the Cold War. Both governments have supported international terrorist groups operating in South America (including Hizbullah). Both have embraced other terror-sponsoring regimes (such as Syria). Both have initiated an arms buildup. Both have pursued close military cooperation with Russia. Both share a visceral anti-Americanism and are committed to undermining U.S. interests throughout the Western Hemisphere. And, as announced earlier this month by both governments, Venezuela and Iran are now collaborating on the development of nuclear technology. The writer, who served as Costa Rica's ambassador to the U.S. from 1998 to 2004, is director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the Hudson Institute.

2009-09-25 08:00:00

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