In a telephone conversation with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on Monday, Rouhani said the avarice and bullying of US statesmen have always put pressure on independent and freedom-seeking nations such as Iran and Venezuela.
He said the cruel and illegal sanctions imposed by the US in the field of oil production against Iran and Venezuela are against the international rules and human principles.
Rouhani also noted that Tehran and Caracas have been able to resist in solidarity for years against an invading and aged virus called the United States.
Referring to Iran’s plans and actions against the coronavirus and the successes achieved in the field of research and production of diagnostic test kits as well as other required items, the president said the Islamic Republic is ready to share experiences in the fight against the coronavirus with Venezuela.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian president praised the recent steps taken at the OPEC+ summit, stressing that Tehran and Caracas must continue to work together to return prices to a balanced level.
Cooperation between the two countries should continue, the president said, adding that development of cooperation and ties between the two countries will certainly benefit the two great nations, IFP reported.
For his part, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expressed solidarity with the Iranian government and people and praised the country’s success in the fight against the coronavirus.
“Iran and Venezuela have always been united and on one front in their fight against imperialism,” said Maduro.
Today, all the countries of the world are in a joint battle with COVID-19, he said, adding that defeating this virus is a difficult task that requires a lot of effort and cooperation.
Maduro also called on Iran to share its experience in the fight against COVID-19, proposing that a video conference be held between the two countries’ health ministers in this regard.
Referring to the OPEC+ summit, he expressed hope that the oil production cut agreement will be implemented to achieve stability in the global oil market.
“Despite extensive efforts to prevent the progress of liberal countries, the United States has not succeeded,” the Venezuelan president further said.