Iran, Cuba sign anti-nuclear weapons agreements
Updated: 2006-02-20 10:51
Cuba and Iran had signed agreements calling for the destruction of all weapons of mass destruction and an end to the U.S blockade against Cuba during a visit here by Iran's Majlis (parliament) Speaker, Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, local media reported on Sunday.
Haddad-Adel left Cuba on Sunday after meeting with Cuban President Fidel Castro, Foreign Minister Felipe Perez, Vice-President Carlos Lage and his counterpart Ricardo Alarcon.
At a farewell ceremony for the Iranian delegation, Alarcon said that Haddad-Addel's visit was an "excellent" contribution to the bilateral political and commercial relations.
He added that Iran and Cuba were together in their struggle against "imperialism and aggression."
The Iranian parliament recently ratified a resolution supporting Cuba in its fight against the four-decade U.S. economic blockade and Cuba has been a vocal supporter of Iran's right to have a peaceful nuclear energy program.
Haddad-Adel and his delegation arrived in Cuba last Wednesday from Venezuela and will go on to visit Uruguay.