U.S. Fears "Disastrous" Links in Latin America with Islamic Militants

[AFP] Admiral James Stavridis, head of the U.S. Southern Command, said Wednesday he fears a "disastrous" linkup between drug traffickers and radical Islamists in Latin America, where he said Iran wields growing influence. He told a conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington that Iran had already opened 10 embassies in Latin America and "President Ahmadinejad says he wants to have an embassy in every country in this region."

2008-01-22 01:00:00

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