Bolivia Says It is Interested in Obtaining Iranian Drone Technology to Protect its Borders

July 25, 2023


Paola Flores and Daniel Politi


Washington Post

Related Country: 

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia

Bolivia's defense minister Edmundo Novillo said his country is interested in obtaining Iranian drones to combat smuggling and drug trafficking along its borders. Novillo denied that his country had concluded a memorandum of understanding with Iran, but he admitted to signing an "act" with his Iranian counterpart to identify common interests during a recent visit to Tehran. Novillo spoke after Argentina's foreign ministry had requested information from Bolivia about the discussion and possible agreements with Iran.