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US-sanctioned Venezuelan VP has alleged ties to Hezbollah

US expert tells i24NEWS Iranian elements have infiltrated many South American countries, especially Venezuela

The US Department of Treasury in February slapped sanctions on newly designated Vice President of Venezuela, Tareck El-Aissami, amid accusations of money laundering and drug-trade charges. While he has dismissed those allegations, the VP’s supposed ties with criminal elements including the Lebanese Hezbollah suggests that there may be more with him than meets the eye.

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NYT Pushes Ethical Boundaries by Running Ad from U.S.-Sanctioned Venezuelan VP

Legal and foreign policy experts suggest the New York Times (NYT) may have pushed ethical boundaries by allowing vice president of Venezuela, a U.S.-designated drug kingpin, to blast the President Donald Trump’s administration in a full-page open letter.

Vice President Tareck El Aissami demanded that the U.S. Treasury Department rescind its decision to list him as “a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking.”

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