Washington, June 14 The United States said this Wednesday that it is not surprised by the rapprochement of Venezuela and Nicaragua with Iran, staged this week with a visit by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisí to Latin American countries.
“We have been very clear about our concerns about Iran’s activities. I think it is not surprising that these countries have a diplomatic rapprochement,” State Department spokesman Matt Miller said at a news conference.
Washington does not have diplomatic relations with Tehran or with the Government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela, while the relationship with Nicaragua is at a minimum due to the repression of the Executive of Daniel Ortega against the opposition.
The Iranian president announced Tuesday in Managua that he will deepen his cooperation with Nicaragua in science and technology and in other areas because relations with the Central American country are “completely strategic.”
Previously, Raisí fulfilled a busy schedule in Caracas, which included the signing of more than 20 agreements in the petrochemical, transportation, mining and other areas, with which it is expected to multiply cooperation with Venezuela.
The president, accompanied by a large delegation, will conclude his Latin American tour in Cuba.
Iran maintains close ties with Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, cemented by their mutual opposition to the United States, which has imposed heavy sanctions on all of these nations. EFE