'Iran, Cuba stand against US extremism'
- Submitted by: manso
- 08 / 02 / 2011
Mon Aug 1, 2011 10:3AM. Senior Iranian lawmaker Hossein Sobhani Nia, A senior member of Iran's Majlis (parliament) has urged the people of Iran and Cuba to continue with their firm resistance against the US extremism.
In a meeting with president of the Cuban National Assembly Ricardo Alarcon in Havana on Monday, a member of the Majlis Presiding Board Hossein Sobhani Nia praised Cuba's resistance against the US imperialism over the past 50 years under the leadership of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and President Raul Castro.
Cuba is the symbol of resistance in Latin America while Iran is the symbol of resistance in Asia, Sobhani Nia said.
He extended an invitation by Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani to Alarcon to attend the 5th international conference in support of the Palestinian Intifada (uprising) against the Israeli regime, slated to be held in the Iranian capital of Tehran on October 1-2.
The Iranian legislator expressed hope that participants at the conference will support rightful and revolutionary stance of the Palestinian people.
Alarcon, for his part, vowed to strongly defend the rights of the oppressed Palestinian people.
He also stressed the importance of expanding all-out relations with Iran, particularly in parliamentary fields. SF/HRF