Tehran builds missile base in Venezuela
According to Die Welt, Tehran is building a missile base in Venezuela, it can be directed against hostile Caracas of neighboring Colombia or against the threat from the United States.
According to Western intelligence agencies, the Iranians brought cash in cash two months ago, and construction began immediately. For the missile base, a site was allocated on the Paraguana Peninsula, from it only 120 km to Colombia. Currently, Colombia is an ally of the United States in the region and even at one time thought to give its territory to the bases of the Americans to fight the drug mafia.
Thus, in the summer of 2010, Hugo Chavez even severed diplomatic relations with Colombia when Bogota accused Venezuela of giving shelter to leftist rebels on its territory, such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army. Venezuela even announced that it had deployed armed forces to protect its territory. Later, the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, agreed to restore diplomatic relations between their countries, the attitude was somewhat "warmer". Although Colombia has always been the second trade partner with Venezuela after the United States, in the best years, turnover reached 10 billion dollars.
Venezuela and Tehran have long been "sung" in the field of denunciations of US imperialism, perhaps, Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are the most ardent orators of the planet, openly talking about taboo topics like Holocaust, Zionist cooperation with Hitler, and so on. Back in the spring of 2009, Iran and Venezuela signed a memorandum on military-technical cooperation, and then the Minister of Defense and Support of the Iranian Armed Forces, Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, visited Venezuela. According to the Minister of Defense of Iran, "a strategic alliance has been established between Venezuela and Iran." There are common economic projects between Iran and Venezuela in the field of oil and the automotive industry - for example, in Venezuela, a car factory was built jointly with the Iranians using Iranian technology, where they established the production of 2's car makes - El Turpial and El Centauro (in Iran they are known as Iran Khordo Saipa 141 and Samand, they were created on the Peugeot 206 platform). Venezuelan media called them "anti-imperialist cars", their cost was within 8-11 thousand dollars.
The agreement on secret strategic cooperation was concluded on 10 in October on 2010, in February, on the Peninsula of Paraguana in 2011, the Iranian engineers visited the Peninsula for the construction of a missile base. He was visited by the head of the Air Force of the Islamic Guard Corps, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizade. It is planned to build a full-fledged base with rocket mines, bomb shelters, command posts, and barracks. In addition, there is an agreement on the creation of a new joint medium-range missile based on Iranian technologies.
In principle, against Colombia, it is illogical to build such a base for Venezuela - Caracas has a qualitative superiority over the army of its neighbors. But also against the United States, this is a threat of a rather political nature, another “thorn”; Iran’s rockets are no further than 2000-2500 km, which is clearly not enough to create a serious threat to the United States. But the troubles for B. Obama are guaranteed, because he has “missed” such a threat “under his nose”, and soon elections.
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