Iran to Play Constructive Role in Latin America

A0258263.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iran is decisive to play a constructive role in Latin America amid West’s industrious efforts to push Tehran recluse.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Venezuela, Nicaragua and Ecuador in the past few days, where he was warmly received both by officials and people.

The visits came as a UN Security Council resolution imposed limited sanctions on Iran to make the Islamic Republic allegedly isolated.

Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Saturday the creation of a two-billion-dollar strategic fund for joint investments in “friendly” nations in Latin America and Africa.

After visiting Venezuela on Saturday, Ahmadinejad met with Nicaragua’s new president, former Sandinista guerrilla leader Daniel Ortega, on Sunday and attended the presidential inauguration of Rafael Correa in Ecuador on Monday.

The United States and other Western powers secured a UN Security Council resolution in December imposing sanctions on Tehran over its refusal to suspend its uranium enrichment program.

The United States accuses Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon under the cover of a civilian atomic program, a charge fiercely rejected by Tehran which insists it only wants to provide energy for a growing population.

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