Skip to comments.Ortega seeks closer ties to Iran
Posted on 02/15/2007 8:07:36 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Managua - Nicaragua's leftist president Daniel Ortega hailed Iran's Islamic revolution as comparable to Nicaragua's own in the same year, according to a letter released Monday and sent to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the 28th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Republic.
Ortega, who was inaugurated on January 10, first led the country from 1979-90 in a period marked by a civil war between his Marxist- leaning Sandinista regime and US-sponsored Contra insurgents, in which more than 50,000 people died.
'Our revolutions ... are united because we triumphed in the same glorious year of 1979, and because after decades of intense struggle and sacrifice, attained freedom and democracy for out people,' Ortega said in the letter, released by his spokeswoman and wife Rosario Murillo.
Ortega said both countries had confronted 'decisive battles by transcending the politics of imperialism, and by validating alternatives of friendship and cooperation.'
The Sandinista leader also reiterated his desire for closer ties with Iran. Ahmadinejad met with Ortega in Managua on January 13, signing bilateral trade agreements, three days after Ortega's inauguration.
'In Nicaragua, in Iran, we will strengthen our relations, expand our trade, our cooperation and promote mechanisms and instruments to make reality a new era of justice, solidarity, well being and prosperity for our people,' the letter said.
Iran on Sunday celebrated the 28th anniversary of its own revolution.
I've pointed it out before, but I'll do it again: we owe both of these regimes to Nobel Laureate Jimmy Carter. Thanks, Jimmah.
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It should never be forgotten that Jimmy Carter betrayed our ally Somoza in Nicaragua causing the Sandinista regime just like he betrayed our ally the Shah of Iran and brought the Ayatollahs to power.
I think it should also be pointed out how weak our current Admin. has been toward South and Central America.
They have really dropped the ball in watching our own backyard.
Kinda funny, Iranian money funded the contras which forced free elections which led to Ortega's ouster.
Carter. The blight that keeps on giving.
I would vow to urinate on JC's grave, but that would be a compliment. The man has done more damage to our great nation than any human could possibly dream of.
kind of like herpes.
Jimmy is the common denominator.
Yup! Nothing like the left helping commies with a little helping hand.
I'll sell you the beer.
Unfortunately, my suspicion of this guy did not extend to the José Seispaquete voter of Nicaragua. How could they be so stooopid?
I suppose this unfortunate series of elections is something we can blame on Bush. If we don't, the Left, who welcomes these types certainly won't. I must say ever since Papa Bush and Desert Storm, I have been worried that we are, in some ways, "ignoring" Latin America ... which I have always thought is more important to us than the Middle East .... in some ways.
The twit also seeks very close relations with Vladimir Putin and the rest of the 'ex' USSR.
Not only is Ahmadnutjob floating around. Vladimir Putin and Ortega are planning to visit each other this year.