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    • Iran’s Threatin the Western Hemisphere
    • General Context• Relationship • Projects • Platform In just the last 5 years, The $30 billion inventory Iran uses Venezuela to Iran and Venezuela of joint projects and project its influence and have created a vast commercial transactions activities in the Americas, economic, political, and and the broad range of to evade international operational cooperation (diplomatic, sanctions, and to harvest relationship, which military, commercial, uranium and other strategic both countries use to financial, industrial, minerals in the region – all advance their energy, petrochemical, and with the aim of aiding its asymmetric strategies many others) makes Iran’s illegal nuclear program and in the USA’s own relationship with challenging the USA and neighborhood. Venezuela one of its most international security. important partnerships in the world.
    • Areas of Cooperation Area 1: 2004 Financial Infrastructure Area 2: 2006 Industrial Infrastructure Area 3: 2005 Technical Cooperation Area 4: 2007 Nuclear Technology and Uranium Mine Area 5: 2007 Military Cooperation Area 6: 2005 Terrorism and Drug Trafficking
    • Iran’s Significant Presencein Venezuela 1. Financial Infrastructure 2. Tractor Factory 3. Cement Plant 4. Gold Mine 5. Energy Sector 6. Chemical Plant 7. Car Assembly Plant 8. Bicycle Factory 9. Tuna Processing Plant 10. Dairy Products Plant 11. Corn Flour Plant 12. Housing Development 13. Weapon Factory 11/14/2011 4
    • Venezuela SupportsIran’s Evasion of Sanctions Iranian Evasion of Government International Iranian Companies Restrictions on Iran’s (Iran Access to Financial Revolutionary System Guard Corps) Iranian International Subsidiaries’ Financial System Companies in Venezuela Venezuelan Venezuela Government Financial System (PDVSA) 11/14/2011 5
    • Incorporation ofa Venezuelan Commercial BankNotes:RahimFaramarzi, CEOBanco ToseyehSaderat Iran C.A.
    • Industrial Sector Tractor • VENEIRAN (Bolivar State) Factory Cement Plant • Edhasse Sanat (Monagas State) Urbanización Los Tucanes NO. 22, Maturín, Estado Monagas Bicycle Factory • FANABI (Cojedes State) Gold Mine • Impasco (Bolivar State) 11/14/2011 7
    • Iran’s ‘Tractor’ Factory:Venelran Military-Style Compound with Iranian Security Building 1 Building 3 Building 2 High- Security Facility 11/14/2011 8
    • Iran’s ‘Tractor’ Factory:Intended Recipient of Bomb-Making Materials and Lab 11/14/2011 9
    • Iran’s ‘Tractor’ Factory‘Barrels of nitrate and sulfite chemicals’ 11/14/2011 10
    • Transportation Industry Regular Flights Regular Flights Route: Caracas – Damascus – Teheran Route: Caracas – Damascus – Teheran Aircraft: Boeing 747 SP Aircraft: Airbus 340-211 Tail Number: EP-IAD Tail Number: YV 1004
    • Transportation Industry Net loss for 3 years operations USD $ 30,140,776.42 11/14/2011 12
    • CONVIASA: Cargo Facility 11/14/2011 13
    • Energy Rafael D. Ramirez C. President, PDVSA 11/14/2011 14
    • Cousins Ilich Ramirez Sanchez AKA: Carlos ‘the Jackal’, Ramirez’ cousin Rafael D. Ramirez C. President, PDVSA
    • MilitaryIran and Venezuela’s Ministers of Defense (Mostafa MohammedNajjar and Ramon Carrizalez), signing an agreement of militarycooperation on April 30, 2009 in Caracas 11/14/2011 16
    • Military Training of theVenezuelan Armed Unnamed Aerial Forces in Overhauling for the Infrastructure and Vehicles asymmetric war Explosive plant in Venezuela’s combat machinery to build M2and techniques to Carabobo State plane F-5 by Iranian bombs, Bolivar 42 Planes sabotage the Air Force State. Maracay energy Aragua State infrastructure. Army, Navy and Tractor Factory CAVIM CAVIM Air Force AIO Militias Veneiran 11/14/2011 17
    • Iranian Cooperation in‘Nuclear Technology’ 11/14/2011 19
    • Iranian Cooperation in‘Nuclear Technology’Notes:• Cooperation “in the field of nuclear technology….”• Accord signed Nov. 14, 2007 11/14/2011 20
    • Venezuela’s‘Nuclear Power Program’ 11/14/2011 21
    • Iranian Cooperation in‘Nuclear Technology’Notes:• Internal Document• Discloses Nuclear CEA program years before • The Atomic Energy Committee (CEA) is our “Nuclear Chavez admitted to Energy Programme implementing Organization (NEPIO)1 have one since 2007. • The CEA is conformed by – Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT) – Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MENPET) – Ministry of Basic Industries and Mining (MIBAM) – Electric Companies (CORPOELEC) – Universities (UCV, USB) 1NEPIO is the designation used in the IAEA by the guide “Milestones in the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power” Workshop on Steps for Conducting Nuclear Power Plant Technology Assessments, Vienna, Austria, 17-20 November 2008 11/14/2011 22
    • Funding Venezuela’sNuclear ProgramNotes:• Roughly $50 Million for “Science and Technology” Program 11/14/2011 23
    • Funding Venezuela’sNuclear ProgramNotes:• “Peaceful use of Nuclear Energy”• Chavez personal approval 11/14/2011 24
    • Venezuela’s Nuclear ProgramNotes:• Russian deal signed days after Chavez says he is only “studying” nuclear energy…• Same firm that built Bushehr Nuclear Reactor 11/14/2011 25
    • Uranium in Venezuela’sRoraima BasinNotes:• Among the largest deposits of uranium in the world• Canadians are mining “uranium” in Guyana… 11/14/2011 26
    • Iran’s “Gold” Mine(Impasco – Minerven) 11/14/2011 27
    • Iran Strikes ‘Gold’ in UraniumBasinNotes:• Canadians are mining “uranium” in Guyana… Iranians mining “gold” in Venezuela• Export of uranium to Iran would be an apparent violation of UN sanctions “Gold”• Eyewitnesses say ore Mine processed at Iranian “cement plant” and loaded on barges on Orinoco River 11/14/2011 28
    • Uranium Reserves in VenezuelaNotes:• Iran discovered Uranium in Venezuela in 2007 Prospección de Uranio en la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela Deciembre 2010 11/14/2011 29
    • Uranium Reserves in VenezuelaNotes:• Thousands of samples taken throughout the country 11/14/2011 30
    • Uranium Reserves in VenezuelaTitle: Ubicación de muestras geoquímicas tomadas por elLocation of geochemical Proyecto Irán – Venezuela Etapa I samples taken Iran – Venezuela Project: Phase 1 (Uranium exploration) 11/14/2011 31
    • Uranium Reserves in VenezuelaResults IranianStudy:Location of geochemical samples taken Regional GeoquimicalExplorations in Timotes, Merida State (Uranium exploration) 11/14/2011 32
    • Uranium Reserves in VenezuelaTitle:Distribution Map of Uranium Regional Geoquimical Explorations in Timotes, Merida State September 2007Geological Survey of IranInstituto Nacional de Geologia y Mineria Venezuela 11/14/2011 33
    • Terrorism: Hezbollah in Venezuela 11/14/2011 34
    • Terrorism: Hezbollah in Venezuela Ghazi Atef Salameh Nassereddine Abu Ali 11/14/2011 35
    • Terrorism: Hezbollah in Venezuela Birth Certificate Spanish Translation Ghazi Atef Salameh Nassereddine Abu Ali 11/14/2011 36
    • June 18, 2008 hp-1036Terrorism: Hezbollah in Venezuela Treasury Targets Hizballah in Venezuela Washington - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated two Venezuela-based supporters of Hizballah, Ghazi Nasr al Din and Fawzi Kanan, along with two travel agencies owned and controlled by Kanan. "It is extremely troubling to see the Government of Venezuela employing and providing safe harbor to Hizballah facilitators and fundraisers. We will continue to expose the global nature of Hizballahs terrorist support network, and we call on responsible governments worldwide to disrupt and dismantle this activity," said Adam J. Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). June 18, 2008 Todays action was taken pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets hp-1036 terrorists, those owned or controlled by or acting for or on behalf of terrorists, and those providing financial, technological,Hizballah insupport to terrorists or acts of Treasury Targets or material Venezuela terrorism. Assets the designees hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen and U.S. Washington - The U.S. Department of the Treasury in property or interests persons are prohibited from engaging in transactionstoday designated two in Venezuela-based supporters of Hizballah, Ghazi Nasr al Din and Fawzi Kanan, property blocked under the order. along with two travel agencies owned and controlled by Kanan. Identifying Information to see the Government of Venezuela employing and "It is extremely troubling providing safe harbor to Hizballah facilitators and fundraisers. We will continue to GHAZI NASR AL DIN expose the global nature of Hizballahs terrorist support network, and we call on responsible governments worldwide to disrupt and dismantle this activity," said Ghazi Nasr al DinDirector of the Office of Hizballah supporter who(OFAC). Adam J. Szubin, is a Venezuela-based Foreign Assets Control has utilized his position as a Venezuelan diplomat and the president of a Caracas-based Shia Islamic Center to provide financial support to Hizballah. Nasr al Din served until Todays action was taken pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets recently as Charge d Affaires at the Venezuelan for or on behalf of terrorists, and terrorists, those owned or controlled by or acting Embassy in Damascus, Syria, and was subsequently appointed the Director of Political Aspects at theor acts of those providing financial, technological, or material support to terrorists Venezuelan Embassydesignees hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen and U.S. terrorism. Assets the in Lebanon. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions in property or interests in Nasr al Din has counseled Hizballah donors on fundraising efforts and has property blocked under the order. provided donors with specific information on bank accounts where the donors Identifying Information deposits would go directly to Hizballah. Ghazi Nasr al Din DIN met with senior Hizballah officials in Lebanon to discuss GHAZI NASR AL has operational issues,is a well as facilitated the travel of Hizballah members to and Ghazi Nasr al Din as Venezuela-based Hizballah supporter who has utilized his from Venezuela. In late January 2006, Nasr al Din facilitated the travel of Shia position as a Venezuelan diplomat and the president of a Caracas-based two Hizballah representatives financial support Parliament toNasr al Din served until Islamic Center to provide to the Lebanese to Hizballah. Caracas to solicit donations for Hizballah and toat the Venezuelan Embassy Hizballah-sponsored recently as Charge d Affaires announce the opening of a in Damascus, Syria, community center and office in Venezuela. The previous Aspects at theDin and was subsequently appointed the Director of Political year, Nasr al arranged theEmbassy Hizballah members to attend a training course in Iran. Venezuelan travel of in Lebanon. AKAs: Haj Ghazi Nasseredine Nasr al Din has counseled Hizballah donors on fundraising efforts and has provided donors with specific information on bank accounts where the donors Ghazi Nassereddine deposits would go directly to Hizballah. 11/14/2011 37 Ghazi Nasr al Din has met with senior Hizballah officials in Lebanon to discuss
    • Terrorist Training: City of Qom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
    • Terrorist Training: City of QomNotes:• Recruiter:• Rouhollah Kiyaei Nejad• Cover of Iran Air• Network of “Islamic Centers” for proselytisms and recruitment 11/14/2011 39
    • Terrorist Network: Structure Mohsen Rabbani Universidad Islámica de Irán Gobiernos de Irán y Venezuela Ciudad de Qom, IRAN Sheij Suhail Assad Encargado de dirigir los centros en América Latina Munir Valencia Sheij Rouhollah Kiyaei Nejad Shaij Mahmud AidJoao Adriano Olivera da Silva Sheij Seied Abdala Medina Centro Cultural Islámico la Ciudad del Centro Islámico Centro Chileno Islámico de Cultura deCentro Islámico de Belo Jardim Mesquita Al-Imam Profeta Imán Khomeini – Simón Bolívar Puerto Montt Brasil Argentina Colombia Venezuela Chile 11/14/2011 40
    • Terrorist Network: Structure 11/14/2011 41
    • Terrorism: Hezbollah in Venezuela Army Tareck General Edmundo Abdul Dante Walid Zaidan Aref Rachani Kabchi Rafael Imad Saab Raymundo Ghani Makled Saab El Aissami Jimenez Suleiman Rivas Garcia Maddah Kabchi (Venezuelan (CAVIM Wanked Quijada Kingpin List Caroni Group Ambasador (Minister of President (Director of in Syria) (Lebanon) Saime) Interior) and PDVSA (Bolivar State) Director) 11/14/2011 42
    • Terrorism: Hezbollah in Venezuela Zoed Karam Venezuelan Ambassador in Lebanon 11/14/2011 43
    • Venezuela Terrorism: Hezbollah 11/14/2011 44
    • Terrorism: Hezbollah in Venezuela 11/14/2011 45
    • Caracas Terrorist SummitHezbollah – Hamas – Islamic JihadNotes:• Internal Memorandum from Venezuelan embassy in Damascus reveals plans for terror meeting• Venezuelan and Iranian envoys met in May 2010• Venezuelan “diplomat” sanctioned by US Treasury in 2008 for aiding Hezbollah attended 11/14/2011 46
    • Caracas Terrorist SummitHezbollah – Hamas – Islamic JihadNotes:• Original plan called for Chavez to meet Ahmadinejad and Nasrallah in Lebanon• Instead, terror leaders were hosted in Caracas in August 2010 11/14/2011 47
    • Caracas Terrorist SummitHezbollah – Hamas – Islamic Jihad Khaled Meshaal Hamas 11/14/2011 48
    • Arms TraffickingNotes:• Francop Cargo Ship• Captured by the Israeli Navy• 500 Tons of Weapons: November 2009 11/14/2011 49
    • Arms TraffickingNotes:• Francop Cargo Ship• Captured by the Israeli Navy• 500 Tons of Weapons – November 2009 11/14/2011 50
    • Iran’s Connections in the Region Main operating base in Venezuela the region Panama Financial Sector Financial Sector and Brazil Uranium Ecuador Minerals Trade Maintenance facility for Honduras Iranian ‘tractors’ Bolivia Cement plant Financing of Joint Projects Argentina in Venezuela 11/14/2011 51
    • Iran’s Connections: EcuadorNotes:Bi-national agreement •with Ecuador concerninggeological mining 11/14/2011 52
    • Iran’s Connections: EcuadorNotes:Ecuador Ministry of •Mining and PetroleumIran Ministry of •Industry 11/14/2011 53
    • Iran’s Connections: EcuadorNotes:$28,973,680 payment •Dr. José Serrano Salgalo, •Under Secretary ofMines, EcuadorSr. M.T. Korei, Vice- •Minister and Director ofGeological and MineralExploration of the IslamicRepublic of Iran 11/14/2011 54
    • Iran’s Connections: ArgentinaNotes:Venezuela, Argentina and •Iran 11/14/2011 55
    • Iran’s Connections: ArgentinaNotes:Venezuela, Argentina and •Iran 11/14/2011 56
    • Iran’s Connections: ArgentinaNotes:Venezuela, Argentina and •IranFrom China Fund •250 Million Dollars • 11/14/2011 57
    • USA / Venuezuela Security IssuesThreats:Iran’s radicalizing •influence in the AmericasNuclear technology •Uranium mining, source •of nuclear armamentproductionMissile launch capability •and closeness to USAHezbollah in Venezuela •Drug trafficking •USA southern border •insecurity
    • Iran, the AmericasClear Threat:“The strong Iran •is ready forenemy-crushingand toughresponse in caseof any illogicaland violentbehavior by theUS.”Iranian Defense •Minister, Brig. Gen.Ahmad Vahidi, whilevisiting Bolivia,June 1, 2011
    • Threat that Cannot be Exaggerated …..or Ignored‘Street War’:“Iranian forces will fight with the enemies with maximum might and •power all throughout the European and U.S. soil, if Iran comes under Iranian parliamentarian, November 9, 2011 attack.”‘IAEA says foreign expertise has brought Iran to threshold ofnuclear capability’“Intelligence provided to U.N. nuclear officials shows that Iran’s •government has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclearweapon, receiving assistance from foreign scientists to overcome keytechnical hurdles….”The Washington Post, November 8, 2011