Steps to counter Iran go unnoticed

Iran’s hostile activity in Latin America has been missed by much of the western media, including the Spanish speaking media. Luckily, the US Congress is paying attention.  AFP was one of the few news agencies to report on the passing of this important piece of legislation.

“The text also calls on the Department of Homeland Security to bolster surveillance at US borders with Canada and Mexico to “prevent operatives from Iran, the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps), its Quds Force, Hezbollah or any other terrorist organization from entering the Untied States.”

Fairly important no? Probably worth a mention?

Let us not forget that the Iranian regime is built on an Shia Islamic revolutionary ideology.  And the Ayatollah’s are explicit about exporting that revolution.  So why does the world remain silent?  The Canadians have cottoned on, understanding what lies beneath the façade of officially sponsored Iranian cultural centers (see previous posts).  In Latin America, there are now seventeen of these active ‘cultural centers’, supported by the Iranian diplomatic staff.

This al-Jazeera piece, notes that Iran “has opened six new embassies in the region since 2005”.  The close relationship – built on a rabid anti-Americanism – between the Hugo Chavez and the current Iranian regime has been well-documented.

Press TV, the official Iranian TV station, and RT, the English language Russian station (that appears to share Press TV’s editorial line!) reported on this new piece of legislation.  But in recent months there have been a number of significant steps taken by Congress and the current US administration in response to Iranian’s bellicose attitude toward nuclear negotiations and continued disregard for the basic human rights of its own people.

The Treasury as well clearly needs to improve its PR. The sanctions against proliferation networks  (see post) in early December received negligible media coverage.

The theme of the week is definitely “credit where credit is due”… and when it comes to leading in the struggle for nuclear transparency and human rights in Iran, Congress, the Treasury and indeed the President deserve much credit.

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2 comments on “Steps to counter Iran go unnoticed
  1. […] reacted with prudence to Iran’s psychological warfare and indoctrination efforts.  Congress is becoming more aware, and subsequently more vigilant, regarding Iran’s actions in their […]

  2. […] While in the US, State Department Spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland – like much of the media – failed to identify the underlying geopolitical trend/threat in this decision.  In her press conference and widely reported response, she missed the bigger picture: The ascendancy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in South America, right on the US’ doorstep. […]

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