Havana assembly between Cuba’s Bruno Rodriguez and Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif to mark the ‘mutual solidarity between both nations’.
Iran’s international minister has arrived in Havana for talks together with his Cuban counterpart, in a go to aimed toward reinforcing their international locations’ mutual help within the face of punishing United States sanctions.
Cuba’s official newspaper Granma stated on Friday Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif would mark “the mutual solidarity between both nations, faced with the toughening of sanctions by the current US administration on countries that don’t bend to its will”.
In 2018, US President Donald Trump’s administration pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal signed between Iran and world powers three years earlier and reimposed crippling sanctions as a part of Washington’s “maximum pressure” marketing campaign to choke off Tehran’s skill to export its oil.
The US authorities, in the meantime, has additionally introduced greater than 130 measures to strengthen the embargo Cuba has confronted since 1962.
“Cuba will support the peaceful use of nuclear energy and technology to contribute to socio-economic development, and will condemn the decision of the United States government to unilaterally withdraw from … the Nuclear Agreement with Iran,” added Granma.
It stated the US resolution “violates the rules of coexistence between states, and could provoke serious consequences for stability and security in the Middle East”.
Zarif’s go to to Cuba comes two days after he visited Venezuela, one other regional ally topic to US sanctions.
Lectured at the moment on the Samuel Robinson Institute on US/ Western terror techniques in makes an attempt to halt the course of historical past towards a post-Western world. pic.twitter.com/OhNim8HR83
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) November 5, 2020
Granma stated Zarif and Rodriguez “will talk about possible commercial links and cooperation” with Cuba’s Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas.
The US embassy in Havana responded to Zarif’s go to with a tweet from Washington’s high diplomat in Latin America, Michael Kozak.
“Iran’s Zarif and the Castro regime have a lot in common: human rights abuses, authoritarianism, stealing Venezuela’s wealth, and the propagation of their malign influence throughout the world. Their relationships underscore their lack of legitimacy,” stated Kozak.
Granma stated Zarif would finish his go to to the area by attending the inauguration of Bolivia’s president-elect Luis Arce on Sunday.