Venezuelan Ambassador to Tehran Amenhotep Zambrano said that Iran’s presidential election on June 14 was unique, calling Iran a stable country with high political prowess.
The Venezuelan envoy made the remark in a meeting with Head of Iran-Venezuela Parliamentary Friendship Group Abdolreza Mesri in Tehran on Wednesday.
The Venezuelan envoy pointed to the high voter turnout in Iran’s presidential election on June 14, describing it as unique in the world.
Zambrano underlined that Iran is a stable country with high political prowess.
The Iranian lawmaker, for his part, pointed to the current status of Iran-Venezuela relations, and said, “The Iranian Parliament and members of Iran-Venezuela Parliamentary Friendship Group are fully ready to broaden relations with the Venezuelan legislature.”
Earlier this month, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underscored the strategically good relations between Tehran and Caracas, and said no one and no problem can weaken or break the two countries’ alliance.
“No obstacle can block the deepening of the two nations’ friendship and brotherhood,” Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with Zambrano.
“Our friendship and brotherhood is far beyond bilateral diplomatic relations and will continue for good,” he added.
“Iran and Venezuela are in the same front and they have common enemies, causes and goals and will stand beside each other like a strong mountain,” Ahmadinejad stressed.
Iran has in recent years expanded friendly ties with Latin America, specially in economic, trade and industrial fields.
Since taking office in 2005, President Ahmadinejad has expanded Iran’s cooperation with many Latin American states, including Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Cuba.
Iran’s strong and rapidly growing ties with Latin America, specially with Venezuela, have raised eyebrows in the US and its western allies since Tehran and Latin nations have forged an alliance against the imperialist and colonialist powers and are striving hard to reinvigorate their relations with the other independent countries which pursue a line of policy independent from the US.