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Iran President Arrives In Nicaragua, Calls For Justice

Iran President Mahmud Ahmadinejad (file photo)
Visiting Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has called Daniel Ortega his "revolutionary brother” on his arrival for the inauguration of the Nicaraguan leader’s third term.

Traveling to the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, after a stop in Venezuela, Ahmadinejad said both the people of Iran and Nicaragua were fighting to establish justice.

In Caracas on January 9, Ahmadinejad and his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, accused the U.S. and its allies of using a row over Iran's nuclear program to threaten the country.

The Iranian president also plans to visit Cuba and Ecuador on a trip to promote relationships with some of his close friends in Latin America.

compiled from agency reports