Cuba's acting president voices Cuba's support for Iran's nuclear stance

Other News Materials 24 April 2007 16:55 (UTC +04:00)

( IRNA ) - Cuba's acting president Raul Castro said in Havana Monday night that support for Iran's stance on its peaceful nuclear activities was among his country's fixed policies.

Castro made the remark in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki before the latter wound up his week-long visit to Latin American states.

Cuba will stand shoulder to shoulder with Iran in the face of any threat, Castro stressed.

Iran is a big state with a great civilization, the acting president added.

He said Havana seizes every opportunity to cement friendship with Iran and expressed his country's resolve to bolster ties with Iran in all fields.

Today, all states in Latin America follow the path of Cuban President Fidel Castro on seeking justice and give slogans to this effect.

Senior officials in these countries are determined to develop their states, safeguard national interests and promote welfare, Castro stated.

Mottaki expressed Tehran's readiness to expand economic cooperation with Havana, saying joint cooperation between Iran, Cuba and Venezuela can help develop Latin American states.

In the past, only Cuba was seeking justice in Latin America but today most countries in the region have joined Havana, he said.