Archive for July, 2013

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SFS Executive Director Testifies In Congress on Iran’s Extending Influence in Latin America

WASHINGTON, D.C.– On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013, SFS Executive Director Mr. Joseph M. Humire testified in Congress at the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “Threats to the Homeland: Iran’s Extending Influence in the Western Hemisphere,” and released the findings of his years long investigation at a press conference earlier that morning at the National Press Club.
 
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), sponsor of the Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act, chaired the subcommittee hearing and remarked, “Iran’s willingness to conduct operations in the Western Hemisphere and on American soil is clear.”
 
The hearing was held in response to the June 26th release of the U.S. State Department’s declassified annex of a largely classified report on Iran’s influence in Latin America. The State Department’s conclusion contradicted Argentine Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s highly detailed 502-page report published in late May, which asserts Iran has systematically built a “clandestine intelligence network” throughout the region over the last thirty years “designed to sponsor, foster and execute terrorist attacks.”… (more…)
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SFS presents high-level briefs at European Parliament’s Summer Conference in Portugal

PORTO, Portugal – SFS recently participated in the European Parliament’s Summer Conference in Porto, Portugal from June 27-29, 2013.

Hosted by the European Ideas Network (EIN), the think tank of the European Parliament’s European People’s Party (EPP), the conference was titled “The European Union and the Americas: Building Bridges.”

Founded by Christian Democratic parties in 1976, the EPP forms the largest collection of center-right European political parties, and currently holds the majority of seats in the EU Parliament.

The annual Summer University conference brings together hundreds of policy makers and opinion leaders from throughout Europe, including past and present heads of state, cabinet members, parliamentarians, business leaders, journalists, commentators, think tank experts, academia, and other civil society leaders…. (more…)