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Montevideo, May 24th 2024 - 13:35 UTC

Tag: Iran

  • Monday, May 20th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Iranian President killed in helicopter crash

    Raisi had been known in the 1980s as the “Butcher of Tehran” given his involvement in the execution of political prisoners

    A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian crashed killing all occupants, Vice President Mohammad Mokhber confirmed in the early hours of Monday. The crashed aircraft was part of a convoy of three helicopters carrying the presidential entourage. The other two landed safely in Tabriz, in northwestern Iran.

  • Thursday, May 9th 2024 - 10:47 UTC

    Argentine President deepens support to Israel

    Argentina has suffered the cowardly attacks by the Iranian government, Milei highlighted

    During his appearance at a Holocaust Remembrance event in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Argentine President Javier Milei ratified his allegiance to Israel and insisted that “in a battle between good and evil, taking sides is a moral obligation.” The Argentine leader also noted that while some countries “turn their backs on Israel”, Argentina will be “by its side, always firm.”

  • Friday, April 19th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Conflict in Middle East could escalate after latest Israeli attacks

    Iran said it will respond to any attack by Israel.

    Israeli forces attacked Iranian Air Force positions in Isfahan, in the center of the country in retaliation for last weekend's bombardment with unmanned explosives and missiles, it was reported early Friday. Other hits were recorded in the As-Suwayda governorate in southern Syria, the Baghdad area, and the Babil governorate in Iraq.

  • Thursday, April 18th 2024 - 19:56 UTC

    Iran's Foreign Ministry says BA Court ruling against Tehran was politically motivated

    Kanani blamed “the Zionist regime” for the Buenos Aires Court's decision

    Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Naser Kanani said Thursday that a ruling by a Buenos Aires court that found his country to be behind terrorist attacks against a building of the Jewish community in the Argentine capital in 1994 was “politically motivated.” He also said the decision lacked any legal basis and merely followed the “new political project” undertaken by the “enemies of Iran.”

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 18:58 UTC

    Journalist pledges to file concurrent lawsuits against Milei

    I had to do something; otherwise, I'd be admitting that what Milei said was true, Lanata argued

    Argentine President Javier Milei will face two lawsuits against him from journalist Jorge Lanata, whom the head of state said was getting paid under the table to criticize him for allowing Israeli Ambassador Eyal Sela, a foreign national and a representative of another government, to participate in a local cabinet meeting.

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentina reinforces security alongside Bolivian border

    Iranian elite troops are stationed in Bolivia with passports of the South American country after a defense agreement

    After announcing its unwavering alliance with Israel in the ongoing Middle East crisis, the Argentine Government of President Javier Milei upped its security alert on the northern border given Bolivia's military alignment with Iran but lowered it from “orange” to “yellow” elsewhere in the country, it was reported Monday in Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Milei chairs emergency meeting to review crisis in Israel

    Argentina's Milei is unequivocally siding with Israel, it was announced in Buenos Aires

    Argentine President Javier Milei cut short his trip abroad and returned to Buenos Aires for an emergency cabinet meeting to review the ongoing crisis in the Middle East after Iran launched missiles and drones against Israel.

  • Friday, April 12th 2024 - 10:44 UTC

    Argentine court finds Hezbollah behind 1992 and 1994 bombings in Buenos Aires

    Both events were said to be crimes against humanity and therefore no statute of limitations is applicable

    A court of appeals in Buenos Aires determined Thursday that the Iran-sponsored terrorist organization Hezbollah was behind the bombings of the Israeli Embassy in 1992 and the Jewish Welfare Association AMIA in 1994 in Buenos Aires.

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2023 - 16:22 UTC

    EU calls for immediate repeal of “golden passports” proliferation among Caribbean countries

    The trade of the “golden passports” has proliferated with five Caribbean states revealing they sold citizenship to 88,000 individuals from countries including Iran, Russia, Bielorussia and China

    The European Commission has urged Member States to immediately repeal any existing investor citizenship schemes and to ensure strong checks are in place to address the risks posed by investor residence schemes. The Commission has frequently and consistently raised its serious concerns about investor citizenship and residence schemes and the inherent risks they pose. The latest recommendation forms part of the Commission's broader policy to take determined action on these schemes. The current context of the Russian aggression against Ukraine is once again highlighting these risks.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 09:57 UTC

    Bolivia says nothing to worry about after military deal with Iran

    Novillo ruled out any “warlike” actions and “threats” and claimed he was part of a “pacifist government”

    Bolivian Defense Minister Edmundo Novillo Tuesday blamed the “extreme right” for Argentina's protest regarding a scientific and military agreement between La Paz and Tehran. Novillo insisted that Buenos Aires' reaction was an “exaggeration” and a “political show” ahead of this year's elections following Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero's request for an explanation.