Sep 5, 2017
Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo confirmed that both Iran and Hezbollah are both operating in Venezuela to support the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro. The South American nation appears to be the site of an increasingly violent civil war that has started as a result of Maduro’s power grab.
The Venezuelan people have been suffering for several years under Maduro, who has stolen most of the proceeds from oil exports to support the lavish lifestyle that he and his supporters in the government have adopted. In the meantime, his people are starving and cannot get basic necessities. In addition to Iran and Hezbollah, Pompeo reports that other bad actors supporting Maduro include the Cubans, Russians, and Chinese.