Iran's Leader Arrives In Venezuela To Meet Chavez


Salon Staff
January 9, 2012 4:54AM (UTC)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in Venezuela to begin a four-nation Latin American tour aimed at showing off relationships with some of Tehran's close allies.

It is the Iranian leader's fifth visit to Venezuela. He will travel next to Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador.

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Ahmadinejad smiled and waved as he stepped off a plane at Simon Bolivar International Airport near Caracas to greet Venezuelan officials Sunday evening. He was greeted by Vice President Elias Jaua.

Ahmadinejad is to meet with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez on Monday, and the two both plan to travel to Nicaragua for Tuesday's inauguration of newly re-elected President Daniel Ortega.


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