Add to this the danger that Iran is making friends with an enemy of the US who is only 90-miles away - and who has threatened the U.S. with nuclear weapons in the past - fidel castro. From TehranTimes.com:
TEHRAN (IRNA) -- Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said here on Tuesday that Iran and Cuba have made significant achievements in various areas such as agriculture, biotechnology, and industry.
He made the remark in a meeting with outgoing Cuban Ambassador Jose Ramon Rodriguez, reported the Information and Press Department of the Foreign Ministry.
Kharrazi attached importance to Tehran-Havana relations and expressed hope further steps would be taken to materialize the ideals of the two nations with respect to the resolve of Iran's new government and Cuban officials.
At the meeting, Rodriguez stressed that Cuba is interested in promoting cooperation in various fields of mutual interest.
At the end of his mission in Iran, he called the expansion of relations between Tehran and Havana positive.
What mutual interest is more on their minds than the destruction of the United States?