Iran and Castrogonia: Bad case of déjà vu
Evil rulers love one another, and celebrate their love openly. What they have to say about their mutual affection may sound very sweet, but under the sugar coating there is nothing but death and destruction. In the 20th century, the Axis powers and the Soviet Union basked in the glow of their love before they plunged the world into the worst bloodbath in the history of the human race.
In the early 21st century, the glow is radioactive. And Castrogonia is positively radiant.
Oh, Julia, oh Phil, oh all you Cuba expert/analysts who do the bidding of the Castro royal family, please do keep insisting that Castrogonia is a sweet, harmless neighbor and a victim of U.S. aggression. Please do. The more you insist, the faster and deeper your credibility will sink into the abyss.
And, oh, Mr. Obama, do keep making those phone calls, please. They contribute so much to the glow. And they bring you ever closer to nudging Neville Chamberlain from his very special niche in history.
From Press TV:
Iran, Cuba stress improvement of bilateral ties
The foreign ministers of Iran and Cuba have stressed the necessity for the further expansion of Tehran-Havana relations in all spheres.
During a Monday meeting with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed satisfaction with the close cooperation between Tehran and Havana.
The Iranian minister further described bilateral cooperation and negotiations between the two countries in the international community as significant and constructive.
Zarif underlined the importance of the 16th session of the Iran-Cuba Joint Economic Commission in regulating bilateral relations in the economic sector.
The Cuban foreign minister, for his part, pointed to the close ties between Tehran and Havana, hailing the Islamic Republic’s fundamental policies in the international scene.
Rodriguez also praised the fresh atmosphere created due to the recent talks between Iran and six major world powers in New York, as well as the landmark phone conversation between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US President Barack Obama.
On September 26, Zarif and the foreign ministers of France, Russia, China, and Germany as well as the US secretary of state and the UK foreign secretary discussed Iran’s nuclear energy program on the sidelines of the General Assembly.
A day later, President Rouhani and Obama held a historic phone conversation, which marked the first direct communication between an Iranian and a US president since Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979. The two sides focused on Iran’s nuclear energy program during their conversation.