[A-List] Castro invites Iranian leader to Cuba

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at resist.ca
Sat Feb 11 13:22:01 MST 2006

Castro invites Iranian leader to Cuba

Tue Feb 7, 2:13 PM ET

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reportedly accepted an
invitation to visit Cuba from President Fidel Castro, in gratitude
for Cuba's support of Iran's nuclear program.

Ahmadinejad accepted the invitation in Tehran from Cuban Ambassador
Felipe Perez Roque. During his visit here, the Iranian leader will
attend the September 11-16 Non-Aligned Summit in Havana, the daily
Granma said.

On Saturday in Vienna, Cuba, Venezuela and Syria voted against a
resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency to refer Iran to
the UN Security Council over a nuclear program the West suspects is

The Iranian president recently publicly thanked Cuba for its
"dignified and principled" position during the IAEA's special
meeting, which ended in a 27-3 vote in favor of reporting Iran to the
UN council.

Separately, Granma announced that Iranian Parliament President Ghulam
Ali Haddad Adel has accepted an invitation to visit Cuba from Cuba's
National Assembly.

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Macdonald Stainsby
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