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Iran And Cuba
Monday, February 20, 2006   By: Juan Paxety

What's the meaning of engineering and technical services?

Two sworn enemies of both the United States and freedom got closer over the weekend.  Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, the Speaker of the Majlis (the Iranian Parliament) visited Cuba over the weekend and had what he described as an "excellent" meeting with fidel, Foreign Minister Felipe Perez, Vice President Carlos Lage, and Ricardo Alarcon.

The Angola Press reports the two countries signed agreements calling for the destruction of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. Of course, since fidel was involved, they also called for an end to what they call a blockade of Cuba by the U.S. The U.S. is, despite the alleged blockade, the largest supplier of food to fidel's island paradise. Iran continues to defy United Nations pressure and vows to continue to process uranium. Cuba showed its true position on nuclear weapons in 1962 when fidel wanted to launch a nuclear strike against the US. He was stopped only by Khrushchev removing the missiles from Cuba.

The Islamic Republic News Agency reports the two countries also signed other agreements.

Iran Export Development Bank and Cuba Foreign Bank signed an agreement Saturday to facilitate export of Iranian goods as well as engineering and technical services to Cuba.

One has to wonder what the "engineering and technical services" constitute. Iran has already reached agreements with Venezuela, promising to provide the technical know how to built a cement plant there. Missile silos are made of cement.

Both countries expressed their support of what they called Iran's right to pursue nuclear energy.


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