US: Ahmadinejad "looks for friends in wrong places"
Department of State disparages the Iranian's visit
The US Government downplayed the Latin American tour of Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
"With regard to Ahmadinejad's southern tour, he is having a time in Venezuela, looking for friends in wrong places. I think that this continues showing the regime desperation," US Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland commented in a press conference, Efe cited.
Ahmadinejad completed last Friday his second tour of the South American region in six months. This time, he visited Bolivia, Brazil and Venezuela.
Last Friday, Republican lawmaker Ileana Ros-Lehtinen urged the Department of State to set a "strategy" in the face of the "increasing Iranian threat" in the region and the presumed "Iran willingness to launch attacks on the continent."
In this regard, Nuland replied, "Our strategy is keeping on working with all our allies in the continent, as we do it with the countries of all over the world, to keep ourselves united in support of the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council."
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.