Bob Beauprez

Two days ago we reported on bombshell revelation of a cyber-attack plot against the U.S. formulated in Mexico with Iran government officials at the center.  The plot was exposed last week in a documentary on Univision, the largest Spanish language network in the U.S.  

Today the Washington Times has additional information involving not only the Iranian Ambassador to Mexico, but also the Cuban Embassy, and the Venezuela consul in Miami.  The cyberplot was labeled "disturbing" by the State Department, and drew quick response on Capitol Hill, as well. 

Senator Robert Menendez, (D-NJ), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere has already announced plans for hearings to focus on Iran's activities in Latin America. "If Iran is using regional actors to facilitate and direct activities against the United States, this would represent a substantial increase in the level of the Iranian threat and would necessitate an immediate response," Menendez said. 

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee sent a letter to Sec. of State Clinton demanding the expulsion of Venezuela consul, Livia Antonieta Acosta Noguera, if the allegations are confirmed.  

In Venezuela, Hugo Chavez denied all the allegations and claimed the cyberplot was a fabrication by the U.S. "They are using a lie as an excuse to attack us," Chavez said.  "We must be on our guard." 

Read the entire Washington Times feature here


Bob Beauprez

Bob Beauprez is a former Member of Congress and is currently the editor-in-chief of A Line of Sight, an online policy resource. Prior to serving in Congress, Mr. Beauprez was a dairy farmer and community banker. He and his wife Claudia reside in Lafayette, Colorado. You may contact him at: http://bobbeauprez.com/contact/
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