Five Congressmen call for investigation into Latin America-Iran connection
Sen. Robert Menedez from New Jersey, is one of 5 congressmen who have called for an investigation into Latin America’s connection with Iran. (Flickr: transportworkers)
Five U.S. congressmen, including three Republicans and two Democrats, made calls to investigate the extent of Iran’s influience in Latin America and the U.S., in part due to the revelations of Univision’s documentary, “The Iranian Threat” (La Amenaza Iraní).
Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey and chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, said he wanted to organize a hearing previously planned for February 2012 “as soon as posible,” in part because of the Univision documentary.
“The Univision investigation presented well-documented information, including videos, audio recordings and interviews showing a conspiracy involving the governments of Iran, Venezuela and Cuba to launch cyber and other attacks against U.S. territory,” read the statement released by Sen. Melendez’s office.
“As the Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, I plan to conduct a hearing as soon as possible to investigate these very serious allegations and the U.S. response to Iranian aggression.”
Venezuela: Closure of Miami consulate may cost Chávez votes
There’s some 19,000 Venezuelans who were registered to vote in next October’s elections at the Miami consulate. The nearest consulate to Miami is in New Orleans. (Naharnet)
The full weight of the closure of the Venezuelan consulate in Miami following the expulsion of Livia Acosta, a diplomat whose links to alleged Iranian plots to attack several targets in the U.S. were revealed in Univision’s documentary The Iranian Threat, is beginning to be felt now.
Univision airs The Iranian Threat on Sat. 14 - as Venezuela shuts down its Miami consulate
Following The Iranian Threat’s premiere in December, the Venezuelan government has yet to respond to the allegations presented.
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Channel: Latin American Affairs
Back in December,the combined units of Documentales Univision and Univision Investiga premiered La Amenaza Iraní (The Iranian Threat), a 50 min. documentary directed by Gerardo Reyes, head of Univision’s investigative unit, which illuminated the alleged links between the Iranian government and several attempts to attack targets in the U.S. using connections in Venezuela and Cuba.