Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President, received a hero’s welcome yesterday as he visited his key Latin American ally on a regional tour designed to shore up support for Tehran in its confrontation with Western powers.AND IT AIN'T JUST CHAVEZ:
Shouting “Viva Ahmadinejad!” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged his full backing for Iran against “the threat of the empire”.
“In all the continent the people are rising for President Ahmadinejad,” the socialist leader declared. Iran is trying to deepen its strategic inroads on the Latin American continent, where it has found new allies in a host of anti-American leftist leaders led by Mr Chavez.
Mr Ahmadinejad recently boasted that, while the West had been trying to isolate Iran, it had entrenched itself in America’s “backyard”. Tehran has opened five new diplomatic missions and signed hundreds of cooperation deals in the region, including some 200 with Venezuela in the areas of trade, energy and defence.
Leftist President Evo Morales reiterated his support for an Iranian nuclear programme “with peaceful aims” and affirmed a shared “anti-imperialist” ideology with Tehran.
Regional powerhouse Brazil too has extended the hand of friendship, President Inacio Lula da Silva demanding the West drop sanctions and threats against Iran as Mr Ahmadinejad visited on Monday.
AS HE FOCUSES ON A NON-EXISTENT HEALTHCARE CRISIS AND A NON-EXISTENT CO2/AGW CRISIS, OBAMA IS LOSING SOUTH AMERICA...
AND OUR LOSS IS OUR ENEMIES' GAIN .