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Iran's Ahmadinejad cancels Latin American trip

Iran's Ahmadinejad cancels Latin American trip

Iran's state news agency reports President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is canceling a trip to Latin America scheduled for this week.
According to IRNA, Ahmadinejad was to visit Brazil, Venezuela and Ecuador.
No reason was given for the cancellation. The Iranian leader will travel to Syria on Tuesday.
The news comes after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that the U.S. is working to improve relations with Latin America to counter Iran's growing influence there.
An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Monday dismissed those claims, saying all nations have the right to improve relations.
In recent years, Ahmadinejad and Venezuela's leader, Hugo Chavez, both known for their anti-U.S. rhetoric, have boosted ties.


Updated : 2021-06-21 00:55 GMT+08:00