According to German paper Die Welt Iran has reportedly decided to build a mid-range rocket base on the Paraguana Peninsula in Venezuela, with engineers visiting the location in February. The US State Department doesn't seem very concerned, or that is the impression that want to project.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is known to have good relations with Iran, and his country are Teheran’s most important South American ally.
According to the Jerusalem Post Iran will build intermediate-range missile launch pads on the Paraguana Peninsula, located roughly 120km from America's main South American ally, Columbia.
Engineers from Khatam al-Anbia construction company scoped out the site earlier this year.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Air Force, Amir al-Hadschisadeh, was present, Die Welt - who cited information from 'Western security insiders' - reported. [snip]
The Iranian military will also build bunkers, barracks and oversea tower construction, as well as 20-metre deep rocket silos.
According to the German paper, the cost of the Venezuelan military project will be paid for with Iranian oil revenue. (continue reading at the Daily Mail)
Iran has also offered to share nuclear technology with other friendly, interested African countries that have uranium reserves to set up facilities to process the ore into nuclear material, according to Fox News:
Fereidoun Abbasi says Iran has mastered the entire nuclear fuel cycle from extracting uranium ore to producing fuel for reactors and is ready to share the technology. Abbasi's comment was reported by the semi-official Mehr news agency Saturday.
The offer appears aimed at touting Iran as a nuclear power that has mastered the technology and is willing to help others create peaceful nuclear programs. Iran says its program is solely aimed at generating electricity and denies Western accusations that it seeks to build a bomb.
Is this Iran being Iran, boasting about what they can do, what they know, and what they will do? I suppose time will tell.