Monday, January 9, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Lands is Latin America

[ via France24 ] 9 Jan

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, facing new sanctions over his nation's suspect nuclear programme, landed in Venezuela on Sunday to start a five-day tour aimed at shoring up ties in Latin America.

Iranian President Lands in Latin America [ Photo AFP ]

Ahmadinejad will meet fellow US foe and firebrand Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a four-nation trip that coincides with rising global alarm over Tehran's reputed attempts to build an atomic weapon - a charge Tehran denies.

In the meantime, the Venezuelan leader said on his Sunday radio and television program:
"We are not a threat to anyone. We have sovereign rights," in an implicit jab at the United States' stated concerns about Iran and Venezuela.

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