Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Iran, Peru Compare Interests
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continues his quest to befriend all Latin American nations.
Meeting with the new Peruvian ambassador, the leader confirmed that Iran has a special interest in the region.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran attaches special importance to the expansion of ties with all countries of Latin America, including Peru," Ahmadinejad told ambassador Javier Paolini Velarde.
Paolini Velarde reciprocated, saying Peru is interested in the "reinvigoration" of relations, according to Iran's Fars News Agency.
Meanwhile, the AP reports that Iran started production on two new assault boats, a missile-armed Zolfaghar and high-speed patrol boat, the Seraj. This was shortly after unveiling an unmanned bomber.
Ahmadinejad has previously visited Latin America to meet leaders and boast of their common interests and distaste for the United States.
Sources: Fars, AP