The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, used a broadcast on his Facebook account to show himself watching Donald Trump's speech about Iran, which took the opportunity to emphasize his support for peace efforts and his rejection of terrorism.
After a few minutes of the video that shows Bolsonaro apparently taking notes while watching Trump on television, the Brazilian president went to the camera to read sections of the country's constitution that condemned terrorism and accused his predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, to support Iran's plans to enrich uranium.
Upon taking office of the Presidency of Brazil last year, Bolsonaro rejected the country's traditional and multilateral approach to foreign policy to fully align with the United States and its closest allies. Although Brazil's change of position has not yet produced any tangible benefit for the South American nation, Bolsonaro remains an unconditional fan of Trump and has repeatedly predicted that he will win reelection in 2020.RELATED
Jair Bolsonaro preferred to be flat about the event that shook the world scene in recent days: the death of Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Quds Forces. "Everything we can do to combat terrorism, we will do," said the Brazilian president. "Brazil cannot remain indifferent to this threat, which affects even South America," he added.
Bolsonaro was always close to the decisions of his American pair Donald Trump. This time, on such a sensitive issue – even for Latin America – I could not be indifferent. The president went beyond his peers in the region and linked Soleimani with one of the greatest extremist attacks suffered by the southern hemisphere in its recent history: the blasting of the headquarters of the Argentine Israel Mutual Association (AMIA).
“His previous life (that of Soleimani) focused largely on terrorism. And here in Brazil, our position is very simple: everything we can do to combat terrorism, we will do. He was a person who according to information here, would be involved in the attack on the AMIA, the Jewish entity in Argentina, "said the head of state. The definition surprised more than one. Strictly speaking, Soleimani does not appear in any record of the attack against AMIA occurred in July 1994. Although the former Iranian general did have close ties with members of Hezbollah – the Lebanese terrorist group – who participated in the attack in the Argentine capital.