Iran is getting closer to US soil with its military capabilities by way of cooperation with several South American countries.

According to a news report found in El Politico dot com Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has visited Venezuela on four occasions. He also has visited Bolivia on three occasions.

Ahmadinejad is reported to have also visited Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua and Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

In recent years Iran is reported to have opened embassies in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Uruguay.

El Politico says that Iran has signed 70 joint venture agreements Latin American countries for a total amount of $17 billion dollars.

In the year 2007 Venezuela reportedly bought two unmanned Iranian aircraft, or drones, for $29 million dollars. Iran is also making $23 million of improvements to a Venezuelan equipment and explosives factory.

The news report says that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez rented military installations in Tehran.

Read entire report on El Politico.

Venezuela is at the lower right of the image above.
It is at the northern part of the South American continent.

Venezuela is a mere 1,200 miles south of Miami. Much of the US is within range of Iran’s IRBMs (intermediate range ballistic missiles) from Venezuela.

Below is a YouTube video that shows Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meeting with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.