An Iranian woman walks past an anti-US mural painted on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran on November 19, 2011. The United States said Iran was now locked in "unprecedented" isolation after UN bodies overwhelmingly condemned its nuclear programme and an alleged Tehran-planned terror plot. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Taking Over Latin America

During the last couple months, Iran and Saudi Arabia have been playing a political tug of war over Latin America. On November 10, 2015, Iran’s deputy foreign minister held a private meeting with ambassadors from nine Latin American countries to reaffirm the Islamic Republic’s desire to “enhance and deepen ties” with the region. This was followed by similar statements from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Tehran later that month.

The same day, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, presided over a South American-Arab world summit in Riyadh. FM al-Jubeir, while Ambassador to the United States in 2011, had himself been the target of an Iranian-Latin American assassination plot.

  • David

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • ontario john

    And what is the reaction of the mainline liberal churches to the islamic invasion? Well, I watched on the news tonight a heart warming story of the united church in Orangeville Ont, that sponsored a muslim family. They took the family to get a Christmas tree, because as the church member explained, its all right because Christmas isn’t about religion anymore.

  • Alain

    This is not recent, for it has been going on for several years.