Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts IRAN AND LATIN AMERICA: What’s the Connection? What’s the Plan?

IRAN AND LATIN AMERICA: What’s the Connection? What’s the Plan?

  • October 11, 2012
  • Date / Time:
  • October 11, 2012
  • 2:00 pm
  • Venue:
  • Reserve Officers Association
  • One Constitution Avenue, NE
  • Washington. DC. US. 20002

A Panel Discussion Sponsored by FPRI & the Reserve Officers Association

What are Iran’s intentions in Latin America? Iranian Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has rapidly expanded relations with Latin America on every front: multiplied embassies, expanded business ventures, set up banks, mines and Farsi television stations, while secretive flights are said to transport terrorists and illicit goods between our Southern neighbors and the Middle East.  Fears abound of the regional fulfillment of an Islamist jihad that would make our southern neighbors (and greatest source of immigrants, oil and drugs) into an alternate geopolitical theater of asymmetric operations and terrorist  attacks to protect Iran’s interests in Hezbollah and Syria. And how does the cancer of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez (Iran’s greatest regional ally) factor into all of this?

On October 11, 2012, the Foreign Policy Research Institute will assemble a panel of experts to examine these and other questions, particularly in light of the presidential elections in both the United States  and Venezuela.

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