The presidential commissioner for foreign relations, Julio Borges, referred this Wednesday to the arrival of the Iranian chancellor to Caracas. He affirmed that he is worried that this tour will take place at the moment when the arms embargo on Teheran ceased and amidst declarations in which Iranian spokespersons have manifested their intention to commercialize arms with allied countries. In turn, he pointed out that Iran is increasingly penetrating Venezuela.
“It is worrying that this tour of the Iranian Chancellor in Venezuela is taking place just when the arms embargo on Teheran ceased and in the midst of declarations wherein the spokespersons of that country have openly manifested their desire to sell arms to allied countries. This is the biggest threat to the region. This alliance can undermine the peace and stability not only of Latin America, but of the West,” he said.
The foreign policy representative of the Legitimate Government warned that Iran’s penetration in Venezuela is taking an indescribable proportions. “What we see with Iran is the same as we saw a few years ago with Cuba, a country that is practically penetrating all the spaces of Venezuela. It is no longer only an exchange of gasoline, food, gold, but of influence in the Venezuelan Armed Forces and we even have information that Iran is behind the so-called Anti-Blockade Law”, he underlined.
Likewise, he reiterated that the triad that sustains Maduro is formed by Iran, Cuba and organized crime. “Maduro is resting on a triad that has three legs: Cuba, which gives him all the support in matters of repression and intelligence; Iran, which now takes sides and is giving him support in technologies of social control, evasion of international pressure, and more; and finally, there is organized crime, which is the whole black economy through which the dictatorship is financed,” he explained.
Finally, he qualified as indispensable to increase the pressure on Maduro and his close circle with the objective of achieving free presidential and parliamentary elections that allow a transition in the country.
Preocupa que gira del canciller de Irán por Venezuela se dé justo cuando cesó el embargo de armas sobre Teherán y cuando han manifestado abiertamente su deseo de vender armas a países aliados. Alertamos que esta alianza puede socavar la paz y estabilidad de toda la región. https://t.co/mmdfbMrjRt
— Julio Borges (@JulioBorges) November 4, 2020