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27 January 2009

Gates accuses Iran of subversion in Latin America

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates accused Iran Tuesday of engaging in "subversive activity" in Latin America, saying it concerned him more than Russia's recent naval forays in the region.

"I'm concerned about the level of frankly subversive activity that the Iranians are carrying on in a number of places in Latin America particularly South America and Central America," Gates told lawmakers.

"They're opening a lot of offices and a lot of fronts behind which they interfere in what is going on in some of these countries," he said.

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