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Iran, Venezuela's close ally proclaims 'US can no longer control what's happening in the world'

Friday, November 6th 2020 - 09:50 UTC
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Speaking after the U.S. presidential election, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the era of “Western hegemony had ended” and praised Venezuelan president Maduro Speaking after the U.S. presidential election, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the era of “Western hegemony had ended” and praised Venezuelan president Maduro

Iran believes the U.S. government no longer can “control what’s happening in the world” or show other countries how to protect citizens’ rights, the Iranian foreign minister said on Thursday during a visit to ally Venezuela.

Speaking two days after the U.S. presidential election, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the era of “Western hegemony had ended” as he praised Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for resisting a U.S.-coordinated campaign to oust him.

Iran has become a key ally for Maduro as his authoritarian government has weathered crippling financial sanctions and international isolation. Faced with the collapse of a once-potent oil industry, Maduro has turned to Iran to buy gasoline to keep supplying Venezuelan consumers.

“Today, the United States and its allies can’t control what’s happening in the world. They’ve lost control,” Zarif told a forum in Caracas, alongside his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza.

Arreaza described Venezuela’s relationship with Iran as at a “climax” and said the Maduro administration could in future acquire Iranian weapons if it was considered necessary.

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  • Fito Garcia

    Totally agree, the end of capitalism will usher in global socialism and equality. The first step is the removal of the fascist Trump and soon Bolsonaro. A lot to be optimistic about right now for the socialist movement. We are gaining more and more control.

    Nov 06th, 2020 - 01:58 pm 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    You silly child ...

    Nov 06th, 2020 - 09:55 pm 0
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