Russia is quietly expanding its influence in Latin America as the Obama administration disengages from the region, critics say.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a deal on Saturday with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to help build the third reactor of a nuclear power plant in the country, the New York Times reported.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) has delayed the confirmation of the nominated ambassador to Argentina Noah Mamet, according to the Washington Post.
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner will reportedly skip the 19th anniversary memorial of the AMIA bombing on Thursday, in what analysts see as the latest troubling sign of the Argentine government’s increasing coziness with Tehran.
A bipartisan delegation of House lawmakers have petitioned Secretary of State John Kerry to reconsider the level of aid given to Argentina following revelations that the Latin American country has opened it doors to Iran.
Argentina’s populist-socialist president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has allowed Iran to infiltrate its economic sector and potentially use the country as a terrorist launching pad, U.S. officials and multiple experts said on Tuesday.
Top House lawmakers have petitioned the Argentinian president to reverse a decision barring a senior government prosecutor from testifying before the U.S. Congress about Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.
Two separate reports released by the Argentine prosecutor in the 1994 AMIA bombing case and the U.S. State Department this week are the latest indication that Iran’s global terror network is on the rise, experts say.
The State Department said Tuesday it was “skeptical” that a newly formed Iranian-Argentine investigative commission would lead to a just resolution of the 1994 AMIA bombing, an apparent shift from the department’s more optimistic comments Monday.
Argentina and Iran have formed an extrajudicial “Truth Commission” to probe the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which Iran and its client terror group Hezbollah have long been suspected of orchestrating.
Embattled Argentine President Cristina Kirchner cheerfully mugged for photos in the Cu Chi tunnels used by the Viet Cong to ambush United States troops during the Vietnam War and likened Ho Chi Minh to George Washington during a visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Sunday.