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For the first time in the history of Latin America, military forces from Russia, Iran, and China will arrive in Venezuela for “joint maneuvers” amid a severe threat to the region.
A report by the Center for a Free and Secure Society (SFS) warned that a total of 10 countries would participate in the military maneuvers with the objective of “repositioning military assets deployed in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The meeting is expected to take place in August.
According to the SFS, the VRIC nations are preparing to make a strong statement that the region is ready to embrace the “multipolar” force with which they intend to confront the West.
This is the ‘Sniper Frontier,’ a gathering of military forces from leftist governments, which will take place in the coming weeks in Venezuela under the regime of Nicolas Maduro.
“We are going to have Russian, Iranian, Chinese, and 10 other countries’ militaries, mostly special forces from those countries in Venezuela, at the same time, what is called the ‘war Olympics,'” Humire said.
Humire warned that the meeting could serve as an excuse to mobilize Russian troops in the region and to move weapons into what would be the “backyard” of the United States.
The alert is added to the fact that some countries have already established security treaties, as happened with Nicaragua, where Russian military bases will be installed thanks to Daniel Ortega’s regime.
In addition, it is known that Russia and Iran already have activities in Venezuela, that Argentina has just faced an episode with a Venezuelan plane with an Iranian crew, and that in Colombia, Gustavo Petro won the Presidency and is expected to join these alliances.
The SFS also highlighted a recent visit of Nicolás Maduro to Iran in which a cooperation agreement was signed with that country for 20 years after a conversation between the dictator and President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi. In addition to military cooperation, there are agreements on energy and oil as well as economic relations.
Although the United States has softened its measures against Venezuela, the event is – for many analysts – a provocation in international relations.
Strong words from Putin and military exercises in Venezuela generate alarm
Recently Vladimir Putin assured that in Washington they had not realized that new power centers have emerged and are becoming stronger and stronger; his statements add to the concern of these new military exercises to be carried out for the first time in Venezuela, which could be repeated constantly.
Putin plans to travel to Iran in the coming days, and then Erdogan will travel to Venezuela, Mexico and Argentina. Everything seems to indicate that something is being prepared amid this alliance of leftist countries, which have also declared themselves enemies of the United States.
“These types of military movements are just the beginning; this is the concern, that it is going to be normalized that the special forces of those countries are going to send their military openly,” warned Humire, a global security specialist.
“This is not only a risk for the United States but the whole continent, for the whole region, which beliefs in democracy,” he warned.
Humire pointed out that this type of military activity could be a pretext for these countries to offer military support to covert programs in Venezuela.
Is the plane with Iranians held in Argentina related?
Last June, a Boeing 747 of the Venezuelan airline Emtrasur was detained by the Argentine authorities after being stranded for lack of fuel. The flight was coming from Mexico and was supposedly carrying auto parts for Volkswagen to Buenos Aires, but the German company denied being the recipient of the cargo.
The plane had arrived in Buenos Aires on the 6th and two days later was scheduled to go to Montevideo, but Uruguay denied it access to its airspace, so it had to return to the Argentine airport.
The flight was carrying only 14 crew members of Venezuelan nationality, several of them related to the Sebin intelligence service, and 5 Iranians whose passports were withheld.
According to Humire, the cargo carried by plane could be related to the manufacture of military drones. Now, Nicolás Maduro’s urgency could be apparent after learning about these military exercises.
Sabrina Martín Rondon is a Venezuelan journalist. Her source is politics and economics. She is a specialist in corporate communications and is committed to the task of dismantling the supposed benefits of socialism // Sabrina Martín Rondon es periodista venezolana. Su fuente es la política y economía. Es especialista en comunicaciones corporativas y se ha comprometido con la tarea de desmontar las supuestas bondades del socialismo