Iranian President Ibrahim Raisy visited Caracas, Venezuela, where he signed several agreements with President Nicolas Maduro to strengthen the Cooperate against the “common enemy”.
“We are friends in difficult times’, said an interpreter at his presidential palace in Miraflores, in downtown Caracas.
“Iran-Venezuela Relations Not a normal diplomatic relationship, but a strategic relationship There are common interests, a common vision and a common enemy between the two countries,” Lacey said in a statement with Maduro, in which he estimated bilateral trade at $3 billion a year and assured The goal is to reach 10 billion in principle.
iranian leader, No explicit reference to the United States, Started his first trip to Latin America in Venezuela, which will take him Also went to Cuba and NicaraguaAll countries it considers “friends”.
“As one of the world’s most important emerging powers, Iran is playing a leading role. Together we will be invincible!“Maduro burst into tears against the backdrop of Venezuelan and Iranian flags merging into one.
Maduro did mention the United States, in particular, Criticism of former President Donald Trump Because of his recent speech at a campaign event.
Raisi and Maduro signed 25 agreements in various fields: petrochemical, mining, health, educationamong other things, did not disclose further details about those agreements.
“Venezuela was about to collapse when I left (in power). We could have taken it over and we’ll get all the oil’, Trump said. “Partial confession, lightened evidence,” Maduro responded.
“Over the last two years, our cooperation with these countries has grown,” Reci, the 2021 electorate, said in Tehran before starting his five-day tour of Latin America. “This trip could be a turning point.”
Iran is one of Maduro’s key international allies, and the two countries, Member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Subject to U.S. financial sanctions designed to hit its economy.
2020, during the covid-19 pandemicIran sends 1.5 million barrels of gasoline, supplies Attempts to revive Venezuelan refineries amid severe fuel shortages.
Maduro met Iranian diplomatic chief Hossein Amir-Abdurashian in Caracas in February and visited Tehran in June 2022 to Signed a 20-year cooperation agreement To consolidate their “alliance”.
The last time an Iranian president visited Cuba and Venezuela dates back to 2016, Hasan Rohani was there before the UN General Assembly in New York. His predecessor Ahmadinejad was interviewed in Nicaragua in January 2007.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega defended in February Iran’s right to nuclear weapons.