Countries in the region, mainly the United States and Colombia, have denounced the ties between Iran and Nicolas Maduro’s regime in economic, strategic and arms issues, representing a serious threat to peace in the region.
The Regional Commissioner against corruption and money laundering, Carlos Paparoni, denounced that the relationship between Iran and Venezuela manages an inventory of more than forty billion dollars of joint projects, commercial transactions and cooperation, making their association one of the most important and dangerous in the world.
“Maduro’s regime and the Iranian government are in constant communication. Maduro finances these terrorists within the framework of its bilateral relations, all with the aim of helping its illegal nuclear program,” Paparoni said.
The also deputy of the National Assembly, recalled that Iran is the biggest promoter of terrorism worldwide and denounced that approximately 51 people of that nationality, belonging to the Iranian revolutionary forces, have a Venezuelan passport.
Paparoni said that the dictatorship uses Iran as a strategem to avoid sanctions and support terrorist groups in the region to achieve destabilization. “The countries of the Americas cannot allow Iran to use Venezuela for its activities,” he said.
This Thursday, Colombian President Ivan Duque denounced that Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro is managing through the Iranian regime the purchase of medium and long range missiles. Duque highlighted that this act is a “demonstration of that criminal structure.”
Tenemos meses denunciando ante el mundo el peligro que representa la relación de Irán con el régimen de Nicolás Maduro, fundamentado en estrategias para evadir sanciones y apoyo de grupos terroristas en la región pic.twitter.com/Y05ubfVuLH
— Carlos Paparoni (@CarlosPaparoni) August 20, 2020