After Iran has made moves to develop closer ties with countries in Latin America, the Pentagon said this week that they're not threatened.
In a 12-page report, the Pentagon acknowledged an "increased presence" from Iran, especially in Venezuela, according to the AP.
Although they said Iran is playing a larger role in Latin America, Pentagon officials emphasized they weren't worried .
"It's a diplomatic, it's a commercial presence," said Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, in charge of the U.S. military in Latin America. "I haven't seen evidence of a military presence."
Earlier this week, we reported about Brazil's advice on the issue.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez caled the report a "disgrace," according to The Guardian .
Sources: AP, The Guardian
Photo: The Washington Note