TEHRAN – The Iranian foreign minister said on Monday that the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro is a tragedy for liberation movements in Latin America.
Mohammad Javad Zarif made his remarks at the residence of the Cuban ambassador to Tehran, Vladimir Andres Quesada, according to the Iranian news agency ISNA.
Zarif recalled that he met with the late Cuban leader during a visit to Cuba with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
He pointed out that Fidel’s concern for Cuba and the Third World was still felt in the words of the late Cuban leader, who emphasized “the need for solidarity of developing countries as a means of dealing with arrogance and trying to get rid of dominant.”
The Iranian minister asked Quesada to convoy the condolences of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Fidel’s brother the Cuban President Raul Castro, his family and the government and nation of Cuba.
For his part, Quesada thanked Zarif and stressed that the two countries are willing to extend their ties even more than before.