SHAFAQNA – Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday received visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, commending brave stance of the Venezuelan government over Gaza.
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the Venezuela nation and government in protest against the Israeli occupation and said that reason for enmity of hegemonic powers with Venezuela is insistence of the country on its brave stand against the bullying western governemnts and its strategic effectiveness in the Latin America region.
He stressed Iran’s resolve to develop all-out cooperation with Venezuela.
Ayatollah Khamenei honored memoty of late president Hugo Chavez as ‘good friend of Iran’.
He said that Iran and Venezuela have close relations and prayed for success of President Maduro to overcome problems and plots imposed by the Venezuelan enemies.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that strange decrease in oil price is a matter of short term and a political and non-economic move and added that common enemies are using oil as a political weapon and for sure they have role in the dramatic falls of oil price.
Confirming signed agreement between presidents of Iran and Venezuela for coordinated confrontation with oil price decrease, the Leader notified that cooperation between the two countries is not just for oil issues, but, the level of trade, economic cooperation and investment between the two countries should develop.
President Nicolas Maduro appreciated Iran’s support and assistance and added that late Chavez always remembered Your Excellency’s guidance and had special respect for Iranian nation and considered Iran as our homeland.
President Maduro said that there is deep trust between the two countries as a valuable capital for development of ties.
Referring to world oil price fall, President Maduro said that Iran and Venezuela must create a common accord to control oil price by the member countries of OPEC as well as other oil exporting countries including Russia so that by cooperation and taking advantage of new mechanisms oil price will be brought to an acceptable level.
He referred to Palestine issue and underlined that Palestine is one of main ideals of mankind and Venezuelan government and nation are grateful to the Palestine ideal and believe that Palestine will be liberated soon.
President Maduro said that Palestine is a victim of hegemonic and demolishing policies of the US government.
President Hassan Rouhani was also present in the meeting.