Washington is trying to make the American public believe that Iranians are encroaching upon the United States to create fear of Iran among them for its ultimate aim of war against Tehran, says an analyst.
The comment comes as the USA has just passed into law the Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act particularly aimed at countering Iran’s growing influence in South America.
This law requires the USA State Department, within 180 days, to develop a strategy to “address Iran’s growing hostile presence and activity” in Latin America.
The legislation makes it clear that American policy is to counter Iran’s influence by requiring a coordinated and targeted strategy that uses all elements of national power through political and diplomatic means.
It charges the USA government to detail the presence of Iran in the Western Hemisphere.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Latin American expert, Gloria Estela La Riva from San Francisco to further discuss the issue at hand.
He is joined by two additional guests on Press TV’s News Analysis program: editor of Latin America Bureau, Javier Farje from London and Latin American Expert, Isaac Bigio from London.