Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as "dear brother" on Monday during a visit to Venezuela. Together with his beloved brother, Ahmadinejad vowed to work together to eradicate poverty and imperialism.
Speaking at a welcoming ceremony outside the Presidential Palace of Venezuela, Ahmadinejad said that his country has a peaceful purposes. "Our weapon is logic. Our weapon is the culture. Our weapons are the values of humanity, "Ahmadinejad said as reported by CNN, January 9, 2011.
In return, Chavez promised to cooperate with Iran to stop the "madness of the empire" the United States, which she describes as a "threat to the world." Chavez also mocked U.S. concerns related to Iran's relations with his country.
He tossed a farce, saying as though the U.S. media reports said he and Ahmadinejad will launch the missiles and bombs to the U.S. capital. "We are not warmongers," said Chavez, Ahmadinejad while beside him nodded in agreement. "Iran has never invaded anyone," said the Iranian president.
Not a coincidence when Venezuela became the first country to visit Ahmadinejad in a trip to four countries in Latin America this week. Regardless of cultural differences between them, Venezuela and Iran found some significant similarities. Both are world crude oil exporter, and their leaders are strong allies united by strong opposition against what they called U.S. imperialism.
According to the IRNA, Iran's official news agency, Ahmadinejad arrived in Caracas on Sunday, January 8, 2012, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Energy and the Economy of Iran. So far, Iran and Venezuela have signed more than 270 agreements, including trade agreements, construction projects, construction of tractor and automobile manufacturers, energy initiatives, and banking program