08/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Iran's Rumored Nicaraguan "Mega-Embassy" Set Off Alarms In U.S.

For months, the reports percolated in Washington and other capitals. Iran was constructing a major beachhead in Nicaragua as part of a diplomatic push into Latin America, featuring huge investment deals, new embassies and even TV programming from the Islamic republic.

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