Iran's Dubious Gateway into the Americas

Vladimir Torres
Published: Wednesday, 09/26/2007 12:00 am EDT

On Sept.11, 2007, Bolivia and Iran officially commenced full diplomatic relations, according to the announcement made Sept. 12 by Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca. Two sovereign nations establishing relations is nothing strange and definitely within their prerogatives as independent states. But this event stands out because Iran's increased presence in the hemisphere occurs under the brokerage of the Venezuelan regime and therefore its geopolitical implications are much wider.

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