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.”
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.
Documentales Univision premieres its latest production, “The Iranian Threat” (La Amenaza Iraní), a one-hour documentary about Iran’s growing ties in Latin America and its effects in the region and the United States. Tune in on Thursday, December 8, on Univision at 10 p.m E.T./9 p.m. Central
“The Iranian Threat”, produced in conjunction with Univision News’ Investigative Unit, uncovers evidence of an alleged Iranian-backed cyber-attack against the United States from Mexico. The documentary also features unseen footage linked to Iran and an undercover journalist who infiltrated clandestine military training camps in Venezuela.