Castro Hails Iran’s Economic Development
Cuban President Fidel Castro hailed on Thursday Iran's progress and development despite its “previous engagement in a devastating war" and "drastically low oil prices in recent years,” reported the official Iranian news agency (IRNA).
Castro’s remarks came during a meeting with Iran’s First Vice-President Hassan Habibi, said IRNA.
Castro arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for bilateral talks Iranian officials on ways to strengthen ties with the Islamic republic in the fields of economy and trade.
Castro also praised Tehran’s health conditions, its noticeable achievements in the field of literacy and the development of Iran's industrial base.
Meanwhile, Castro seriously criticized US interference in Iran's sovereign affairs, said the agency.
On Wednesday, Castro met with Iran’s spiritual leader Ali Khamenei.
During his meeting with Khamenei, Castro said that Iran and Cuba were “examples of resistance to the US.”
He said that “the victory of Islamic revolution removed one of the most important US bases in the region, turning Iran into a center of resistance to US policies,” IRNA quoted him as saying.
He also condemned the “US expansionist policies in the internal affairs of Cuba" and added that "American threats, sanctions and terrorist activities are ineffective."
The Cuban leader will leave Tehran later in the day for Malaysia – Albawaba.com
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