Saturday, May 05, 2007

ISNA: "Iran MP: Latin America has good democratic governments"

ISNA stands for "Iranian Students News Agency." Why does that sound so totalitarian?
Member of the national security and foreign policy commission of Iran's parliament stated that Latin American countries, despite the perpetual U.S. pressures, had managed to form good democratic governments.
I wonder which governments he has in mind.
Speaking to ISNA, Hamid Reza Hajibabaei described the achievements of his one week trip to Latin American countries and the talks with the related leaders and officials as "positive".

He said it was a matter of great significance for Iran to maintain ties with these countries and referred to the various economic ties between Iran and Latin America.

He further added that considering the pressures imposed by the U.S. upon these and other independent countries, it was absolutely necessary for Iran and the related officials of these countries to talk on the issue.

"Despite all the pressures and sanctions of the U.S., they're still carrying out well," said Hajibabaei while referring to Cuba and Venezuela as good democratic governments.

He said Fidel Castro in Cuba, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua had made a democratic triangle of power that was shaping good movements in the region.

Hajibabaei referred to the significance of maintaining ties with Cuba, as the head of the non aligned group and said that Iran's cooperation with Cuba would help in the management of non aligned countries which was in line with national benefits.

"Latin American countries are optimistic about Iran's view and stances and also approve of Iran's foreign policy and the nuclear issue," he said.
Crossposted at Soccer Dad.

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