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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 »