Iran, Cuba in Unison in Support of Palestine: Raisi

Iran, Cuba in Unison in Support of Palestine: Raisi

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – As two independent states with strategic relations, Iran and Cuba are on the same wavelength when it comes to countering the arrogance system and supporting Palestine, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said.

A notable quality that independent countries, including Iran and Cuba, have in common is standing against the arrogance system and supporting the legitimate rights of the Palestinian nation, Raisi said in a meeting of the Iran-Cuba high-ranking delegations, held in Tehran on Monday.

Hailing the strategic ties between Iran and Cuba, Raisi said there exist ample opportunities for the promotion of relations between the two countries, which would help counter the sanctions imposed by the US.

He also stressed the need for the joint commission to pursue the implementation of the agreements between the two nations, noting that closer economic and trade cooperation between Tehran and Havana will be effective in foiling the US sanctions.

Denouncing the Israeli regime’s crimes against Gaza as proof of the inefficiency and unfairness of the current international system, Raisi called for a new fair system based upon the will of the free nations.

For his part, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted the political commonalities between the two countries.

He also condemned the US’ cruel sanctions against Iran, deplored the international organizations’ inaction and passiveness regarding the Israeli genocidal crimes in Gaza, and stressed the need for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the fulfillment of the rights of Palestinians.

Diaz-Canel also stressed the need to encourage innovation in trade with Iran, including plans to ditch the US dollar in trade exchanges, and promote cooperation in the health sector.

After the meeting, the Iranian and Cuban presidents signed a joint communiqué to strengthen strategic relations between the two countries.

They also observed a ceremony during which top officials from the two states signed seven documents and memorandums of understanding (MoUs).

Diaz-Canel became the first Cuban president to visit Iran after 22 years.

Late Cuban leader Fidel Castro was the last president of the Central American country who traveled to Iran in May 2001.

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