Iranian Presence in the Western Hemisphere

(Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Matthew Levitt - In testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday, Matthew Levitt, director of the Washington Institute's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, said: Iran not only continues to expand its presence and bilateral relationships with countries like Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, but also maintains a network of intelligence agents specifically tasked with sponsoring and executing terrorist attacks in the Western Hemisphere. In fact, Iran and Hizbullah both have worked long and hard over many years to build up their presence and influence in Latin America. Iran and Hizbullah colluded in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994.

2013-08-02 00:00:00

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