March 6, 2012
Iran-Venezuela Alliance Fraying
Sean Goforth, The National Interest
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.
TAGGED: Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad