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Iran Slams U.S. ‘LatAm’ Law As “Interventionist”

Iran has condemned the new U.S. law signed by President Barack Obama that seeks to counter Iran’s alleged influence in Latin America, calling it “a blatantly interventionist” move.

ISNA reports that Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast: said on Tuesday January 1: “We recommend that instead of such interventionist moves, they respect the rights of other nations… World public opinion will no longer accept such interventionist actions.”

According to a new law signed by Obama on December 28, the U.S. State Department is charged with finding ways to curb Iran’s alleged influence in Latin America.

Mehmanparast said the move betrays that the U.S. “is not familiar with international relations” and is “still operating with the Cold War mentality and thinks it can impose its policies on independent countries.”

Iran is on friendly terms with Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, three nations that are among the strong critics of U.S. international policy in recent years.

Mehmanparast stressed that Tehran’s relations with all countries, especially with Latin America, are based on “mutual respect and interest.”

The Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act, which calls on the State Department to “address Iran’s growing hostile presence and activity” in Latin America, was approved by legislators, even though the State Department and intelligence officials reported that there is no apparent sign of illicit activities by Iran in the region.


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1 Comment on "Iran Slams U.S. ‘LatAm’ Law As “Interventionist”"

  1. George Ronald Adkisson | January 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Reply

    I’ve heard the uS make many excuses for what it does…but coming from anything coming from Obama’s administration is about the same ideal governing you did hear from any previous administrations that employed eminent destiny as their policy for humans and territory.
    I read yesterday, that the FBI along with all other law enforcement agencies , Military and Big Banks took down a civil rights movement in the uS during the occupy wall street movement.
    You could just know what Martin Luther King Junior would have had to say to Obama then. Or what Iran would say since Iran helped support and elect Obama. ref: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/29/fbi-coordinated-crackdown-occupy
    See…it appears, the federal government in Mexico and countries south are not messed up enough to totally bring ruin to the Catholic Church and it’s Pope.
    All religions once observed the same identical Canon and Measure that the Jew are too required to observe, today or any day upon Earth.
    That simply does not include a politician as ill of religion as Obama is himself or anyone else according the uS law…which supersedes all universal law…for some reason or other.(excuse)
    This is how terrorists are invented in the uS…the Us over-rules what is known as a common law or universal law using their brand of an all seeing eye as worship…a coin in your hand as a requirement to live…
    Just another day for us all to know that the uS is the worlds leading pharmaceutical drug dealer.
    Everyone have a good day…don’t rely on the uS government or legislatures for anything at all…and you have accomplished only what the geniuses could have and those not educated at Harvard.

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