Iran Sends Weapons and Troops to Venezuela

Iran is supporting the Venezuelan regime of socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro with troops and weapons, bolstering suspicions that Tehran and Caracas are developing stronger military ties.

Iran is supporting the Venezuelan regime of socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro with troops and weapons, bolstering suspicions that Tehran and Caracas are developing stronger military ties.

Iran’s support comes after years of individual and economic sanctions imposed by the US administration of President Donald Trump.

“We’re really concerned about what Iran is up to, not just globally, but here in this hemisphere, especially in Venezuela,” Admiral Craig Faller from the US Southern Command told the Journal in a call with reporters. Faller also told the newspaper that the military is also tracking an “uptick” in arms shipments from Iran to Venezuela, though he didn’t specify the types of weapons supplied.

Over the last few months, the Trump administration has enacted sanctions aimed at stopping coordination between Iran and Venezuela’s regimes. The US government sanctioned Maduro in September for undermining a global arms embargo against Iran, and it tried to stop gasoline shipments from Iran to Venezuela in October.


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