Skip to comments.Iran's Ahmadinejad to tour Latin America
Posted on 01/10/2007 8:31:27 AM PST by Ooh-Ah
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to kick off a four-day tour Saturday to Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela, whose leaders share his defiance towards the United States, media said.
"Ahmadinejad will start his visit with a trip to Venezuela to hold official talks with his counterpart President Hugo Chavez," the Kayhan newspaper quoted a presidential statement as saying.
The Iranian president has maintained a close relationship with his fiery Venezuelan counterpart, who has given his unequivocal support to Iran's nuclear programme and its hostility towards the United States.
Ahmadinejad visited Venezuela last September while Chavez has made numerous trips to the Islamic republic.
According to the report, the Iranian president will on Monday take part in the swearing-in ceremony of the Ecuador's new president Rafael Correa, who won his country's presidential election last November.
Correa has vowed to seek stronger ties with Venezuela, oppose a free-trade deal with the United States, and not renew the lease for a US military air base on Ecuador's Pacific Coast.
Ahmadinejad will also hold meetings with other South American presidents including Bolivia's Evo Morales, before wrapping up his tour on Tuesday, the report added.
It would be just too, too bad if something happened to him.
¡Hijo de put@!
The Iranian politicians could vote for his impeachment in Iran while he's still touring in Latin America. I like it! I doubt that it would ever happen, but there's always hope that it will. The politicians in Iran should do it "for the Iranian children"!
I wonder if any Buenos Aires synagogues are on his intinerary?
What a shame if his plane ran into a remote mountainside....
I bet that Ahmadninajad will be flying with a Russian fighter escort.
Good. Shoot them all down, then.
Ah ha, a new candidate for one of those liberal film festivals--brainless but non-violent kidnappers snatch a visiting megalomaniacal tyrant, not knowing that neither his people nor even his former supportive imams, er campaign managers, want him back. Deciding that their hostage eats more than he's worth, they set him free in the Amazon where he meets up with the star of 'Son of Anaconda: Hungrisimo'. The Sundancers, et al, root for the snake with some reluctance since they tend to like anyone who hates the USA and especially its president, G.W. Bush.
Now I know it's time to retire for the night.