Iranian president Hassan Rouhani met with Raul and Fidel Castro in Havana on Monday to discuss how the two countries can further strengthen their relationship. Reuters reported that: “During the visit, Iranian and Cuban officials signed agreements for collaboration in the health, education and science sectors, as well as a memorandum of understanding on banking.”
According to Granma, which is the official newspaper of Cuba: “The leader of the Cuban Revolution and the Iranian President analyzed the complex international situation, and emphasized the importance of food production, in a world increasingly threatened by climate change, a growing population, and the challenges to maintaining peace. The also discussed the role of governments and peoples in the face of these problems, especially that of younger generations in bringing about political, economic and social changes.”
Not only do these two countries have a friendly relationship with each other but they both don’t have a good relationship with the United States yet they both have recently gotten many things from the Obama Administration. Yahoo reported that: “Officials are due to sign a series of deals, expected to include one on energy” as “Cuba is keen for oil as its key supplier, Venezuela, has dramatically cut its once generous discount sales amid an economic crisis.” Both countries are “united mainly by their shared history of enmity with the United States, Iran and Cuba often back each other in the international arena,” and “Tehran has vocally condemned the US embargo on Cuba, and Havana has supported Iran’s right to a civilian nuclear program.”
“The repressive dictatorships in Iran and Cuba have another trait in common: they have gained unwarranted concessions from a U.S. President. In response to President Obama’s capitulations, the regime in Iran has responded with threats to annihilate the U.S. and Israel, while acting with increasingly dangerous and provocative aggression to the U.S. military. Meanwhile, the regime in Cuba continues to harbor fugitives from U.S. justice and is on track to perpetrate more political arrests this year than the 8,616 documented arrests in 2015. President Obama’s misguided policy toward these brutal regimes has thrown a lifeline to their struggling economies and encouraged an even cozier relationship between two of America’s foes,” wrote Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart on his Facebook page.
“Regrettably, President Obama’s policy of appeasement has made the world a more dangerous place for Americans. While the Castro brothers hosted the titular head of a terrorist state just ninety miles from our shores, President Obama encouraged others in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly to oppose authoritarianism and the politics of “the strong man.” Unfortunately, the President’s words do not match his deeds. Instead, President Obama chose to legitimize and embolden oppressive tyrants in Iran and Cuba with weakened sanctions and engagement. By coddling and strengthening the oppressors, he has failed the oppressed who struggle to achieve democracy and human rights in two of the most repressive corners of the globe,” he continued.
Nobody knows yet what the result of this meeting will be but what needs to be done is to hold accountable an administration that continues to do business with these two communist regimes. What are your thoughts on Iranian resident meeting with the Castro’s. Let us know below!
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