March 6, 2012

Iran-Venezuela Alliance Fraying

Sean Goforth, The National Interest

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Senator Richard Lugar recently warned of the growing threat posed by the Venezuela-Iran alliance. Lugar’s concern is a scenario in which Iran manages to block transit through the Strait of Hormuz, giving Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez the opportunity to deal Washington a “double blow” by simultaneously cutting off oil exports to the United States.

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TAGGED: Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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