What will Biden's presidency mean for Iran's influence in Latin America?

In 1985, the new Khomeinist government in Iran was thrust into the heart of volatile South American politics with the release of seven Americans held hostage by shadowy Lebanese Islamist movement, Hezbollah. The beneficiary of this secretive deal was the US-sponsored, far-right Nicaraguan paramilitary group known as the Contras. It was a sign that despite the fiery rhetoric of senior Iranian officials, the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy would at times be guided by an unsentimental pragmatism. Necessary friendship These contradictions in Iran’s foreign policy remain a highly-sensitive subjec…

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