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Mullahs Get Closer To fidel
Tuesday, August 30, 2005   By: Juan Paxety

Iran wants closer ties to Cuba

The mullahs in Iran are getting closer with fidel. Azertac, the state telegraph agency of Azerbaijan, reports on another meeting between Cuban ambassador Jose Ramon Rodriquez and the Chairman of the Expediency Council of Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

At the meeting, Rafsanjani expressed satisfaction with the growing trend of economic and political relations between the two sides.

The Cuban ambassador, for his part, said the two sides' cooperation in energy and agricultural sectors have addressed the two sides' demands and that making further use of each other's capabilities can remove existing hurdles to development.

The countries say they share one major problem - the United States.

Lauding the resistance of the Cuban nation to the hegemonic policies of the US, Rafsanjani said President Fidel Castro is regarded as an impressive character in contemporary history and his presence on the political scene has left a double impacts on the anti-imperialism spirit of the Cuban nation.


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