The White house imposed sanctions on the Vice-President of Venezuela, Tariq al-Hisami, who is accused of anti-Semitism, ties with Iran and Hizbullah, as well as of involvement in international drug trafficking, and banned him from entering the United States.
This decision was a result of a more than a year of investigation, wrote on Wednesday, February 15, the website of the TV channel ABC News.
According to intelligence information, the Vice President of Venezuela sanctioned the results 173 of passports and other documents to residents of the Middle East, part of which is associated with Lebanese terrorist group «Hezbollah», says the website news service CNN.
Comments from the government of Venezuela has not yet been received, he al-Aisami, a creature of President Nicolas Madura, previously denied the allegations.
Ariel Helbling, representative of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Latin America, believes that al-Aisami can turn anti-Semitism into state policy and Venezuela to transfer the middle East conflict on the American continent.
According to the Wiesenthal Center, al-Isami took an active part in the negotiations between Iran and Argentina, the purpose of which was to conceal the role of Tehran in the attack on a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994, which killed 85 people and injured 300. Note that still no one brought to justice for this crime.
According to the newspaper the Washington Post, today in Venezuela, with a population of 30 million people, is home to 6,000 to 9,000 Jews. It is noted that 15 years ago, there were 20.000.