Dec 09, 2019 13:10 UTC
  • Honduras: Iran pushing anti-Israel campaign in LatAm

Honduras, one of the few countries that have recognized al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” has re-emphasized its alliance with the occupying entity and accused Iran of driving an anti-Israeli campaign in Latin America.

According to Press TV, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez claimed Sunday that Iran, Qatar, and Venezuela had launched efforts to influence public opinion across Latin America, with “blatantly anti-Israel propaganda networks targeting South and Central America.”

“The forces that are hostile to Israel are constantly waging a propaganda battle in Latin America,” he said at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Florida.

“Iran broadcasts in Spanish in the entire hemisphere with its own network,” he added, apparently referring to the HispanTV network.

Earlier this year, US Internet giant Google blocked the YouTube channels belonging to HispanTV and PressTV, another Iranian international network.

Hernandez is accused of seeking stronger allegiance to the US and its closest ally Israel to fend off or obscure multiple high-profile scandals he has been facing at home and abroad for long.

Last year, Hernandez made Honduras the first state to copy the United States’ illegal recognition of al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” and relocate the Latin American state’s embassy to the occupied holy city.