Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer says that there must be “increased scrutiny” of Iran’s diplomats at the United Nations in the wake of the three Iranian-sponsored terrorist actions last week. He wrote a public letter to Secretary of State Clinton warning her that Iranian “diplomats” can actually be members of the Revolutionary Guards or Ministry of Intelligence and Security sent to carry out acts of terrorism.
In 2004, the U.S. kicked out two Iranian security guards at the U.N. after they were caught videotaping the State of Liberty, bridges, tourist attractions and a subway despite warnings from the U.S. that it is not permitted. The State Department said this was the third time that it had to expel Iranian security guards for doing this kind of thing, with the two previous incidents happening in June 2002 and November 2003.
Already in the 1980s’, Jack Anderson revealed how Khomeini’s “terrorists are masquerading as Iranian diplomats, with diplomatic credentials and immunity,” in order to carry out attacks on its enemies.
In Venezuela, there is a serious Iranians are not required to get visas. Hugo Chavez is linked to anti-Colombian FARC terrorists that are working with Hezbollah.
Iranian diplomats are also used to penetrate U.S.-friendly countries like Panama and Costa Rica. A few years back, there was an alert in Costa Rica when Iranian “diplomats” tried to cross the border from Nicaragua, which has been sometimes referred to as the Iranian northern border of Costa Rica.