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Ahmadinejad, Ortega ‘Tour’ Nicaragua

From Iran’s IRNA:

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, right, drives his Mercedes Benz accompanied with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, while leaving the ‘Cuba Libre’ neighborhood in Managua, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007. As part of his Latin America tour Ahmadinejad will visit Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.

Ortega a symbol of Nicaraguans’ struggle for justice, independence: Ahmadinejad

Monday January 15, 2007

Managua, Jan 15, IRNA – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Sunday evening said President Daniel Ortega was a symbol of the Nicaraguan peoples’ struggle for justice and independence.

He was heard making the remarks at a meeting with his Nicaraguan counterpart prior to his departure for Quito, Ecuador.

"The victory of Ortega in the presidential elections shows the the vigilance of the Nicaraguan people," Ahmadinejad added.

Both the Iranian and Nicaraguan nations desire peace and progress, he noted.

Referring to the two countries’ common enemy, he called for closer cooperation by the two sides in order to speed up development.

Describing his talks with Ortega as "fruitful," the Iranian president said there were great potentials in both countries for further expansion of bilateral cooperation in all fields.

Ahmadinejad then invited Ortega and his wife to visit Iran in the near future, saying he carried a "message from the Iranian leadership and nation for the Nicaraguan government and people." He said Iran and Nicaragua will move forward their friendly relations through friendly exchange of experiences in various fields, and stressed that "Iran is home to all freedom-seeking peoples of the world, particularly the Nicaraguan people."

Both the Iranian and Nicaraguan nations have revolted against oppression and injustice, Ahmadinejad said, adding that the future has become more promising for the two nations.

Ahmadinejad, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in the Nicaraguan capital Managua Sunday morning on the second leg of a three-nation tour of Latin America.

The Iranian president was officially seen off by Ortega when he left the country hours later.

He arrived in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday night on the last leg of his three-nation Latin American tour.

Of course this is nothing for us to worry about. Our media has assured us that Daniel Ortega has reformed and is no longer an adversary of the United States.

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