• Iran’s Missiles Headed to Venezuela? State Dept. Says No Way!

    Surge Summary: It appears Iran is currently attempting to sell long-range missiles abroad – specifically to Venezuela. The State Department has pledged this act will not be tolerated. Could we be headed for a type of “Cuban Missile Crisis” redux?

    by Gary Bauer

    The United Nations recently failed to renew its arms embargo against Iran.  As a result, the Islamic Republic of Iran is selling its weapons in exchange for hard currency, which it desperately needs to prop up its failing economy.

    In recent days, U.S. intelligence has discovered some of Iran’s long-range missiles are headed to Venezuela, and the Trump Administration has issued a strong warning.

    Elliott Abrams, the State Department special representative for Iran and Venezuela, said, “The transfer of long-range missiles from Iran to Venezuela is not acceptable to the United States and will not be tolerated or permitted.”

    Another administration official added that the missile shipments would either be stopped or “eliminated” if they arrived in Venezuela.

    Just as President John F. Kennedy refused to allow Russian missiles in Cuba, President Trump is refusing to allow Iranian missiles in the Western Hemisphere.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Mohammad Sadegh Heydari – YPA, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44976850

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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