Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ahmadinejad to Attend State Funeral of Chavez

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will attend the state funeral of the late Venezuelan president Hugh Chavez in Caracas on Friday. He called Chavez “a dear friend of Iran” and “an anti-imperialist leader.”

As long as justice, love and freedom are alive, Hugo Chavez will be alive as well. As long as faith, purity and humanity are alive, he will be alive too. As long as nations are alive and strive for the materialization of independence, kindness and justice, he will be alive too,” Ahmadinejad said in a message to Venezuelan acting president Nicolas Maduro. (Fars News Agency, 6 March)

President Chavez, who died Tuesday, developed a close relationship with Ahmadinejad and other senior Iranian leaders and visited Tehran many times. The Iranian government declared Wednesday a day of national mourning across Iran.

File photo: The late president Hugo Chavez greeting his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Caracas, June 2010. (IRNA) 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With all the looted money the Islamic Terrorist regime has stolen and deposited in Venezuela Ahmadinejad should feel very much at home over there.
Just hope for his sake the Venezuelan guard of honer doesn't repeat what they done like before when they played the old Imperial anthem.