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Jul 28, 2015 0 Comments

OPENING STATEMENT FOR CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON “IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE” Publications, Speech / Presentations

Authors: JOSEPH HUMIRE

 

OPENING STATEMENT OF

JOSEPH M. HUMIRE

CENTER FOR A SECURE FREE SOCIETY (SFS)

BEFORE THE

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE (WHEM) SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA (MENA)

HEARING ON

“IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE”

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2177 Rayburn House Office Building Washington D.C.

Chairman Duncan, Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Members Sires and Deutch, distinguished members of both subcommittees.

Good morning, and it’s a privilege to appear before you today.

The death of Dr. Alberto Nisman on January 18th, shocked us all. I remember receiving the news on a late Sunday afternoon in quit disbelief. Hoping this was just another internet rumor. Unfortunately, several hours later, his death was confirmed.

Aside from the shock—at the time—my initial reaction was that Iran was involved.

Of course, this is not proven—and most likely we’ll never know all the circumstances surrounding his mysterious death. But as time goes by, and more evidence is revealed—we DO know more about the extent to which Iran has infiltrated Argentina.

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Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran and Hezbollah in the Western Hemisphere Publications, Speech / Presentations

Authors: JOSEPH HUMIRE

JOSEPH M. HUMIRE

CO-AUTHOR IRAN’S STRATEGIC PENETRATION OF LATIN AMERICA

BEFORE THE

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE (WHEM)

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA (MENA)

HEARING ON

“IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE”

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Chairman Duncan, Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Members Sires and Deutch, and distinguished members of both subcommittee’s. Good morning, and thank you for your leadership on this issue and inviting me to appear before you today.

Almost two years ago, I testified before another committee that Iran’s influence in the Western Hemisphere had grown tremendously over the last 30 years since the dawn of the Iranian revolution. At the time, there was sufficient evidence to make this statement; however, there was also evidence to suggest that Iran was reassessing its priorities, presence and activities in Latin America, due to the considerable political and economic changes happening both in the region and in Tehran…. Continue Reading »

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Feb 26, 2015 0 Comments

Subcommittee Hearing: The President’s New Cuba Policy and U.S. National Security Publications, Speech / Presentations

Authors: FERNANDO MENÉNDEZ

 

 
Fernando Menéndez
 
Senior Fellow, Center for a Secure Free Society
 
Committee on Foreign Affairs:
 
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
 
February 26, 2015
 
“The President’s New Cuba Policy and U.S. National Security”
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Chairman Duncan, ranking member Sires, distinguished committee members, thank you for the opportunity to share my analysis of Cuban events and U.S.-Cuban relations with you in my capacity as an economist and as an observer of Cuba in the hemisphere.It is an honor to be here.
 
Mr. Chairman, of events in Cuba it can be truly stated that the more things change the more they stay the same. The chronic economic woes, the political control by a ruling elite and the alliances with nefarious and extra-regional actors have underscored, and often overturned, whatever possible economic and political reforms appear from time to time or the best intentions for normal relations.
 
Today, as the U.S. considers a new policy toward Cuba it is imperative that we separate intentions from realities and neither underestimate nor overestimate Cuba’s strength and threats. My testimony will focus on three areas of concern: economic, political and foreign policy/national security.
 
 

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