Iran: Ahmadinejad to travel to
Cuba an Venezuela before UN Summit
Teherán, AK. August 30, 2005.
The United States will not be the first country in which Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad will travel in his first foreign visit as Iran's newly
elected president. Scheduled to attend the summit of the United Nations
General Assembly in New York in September, Ahmadinejad will instead be
making a stop in Cuba and Venezuela before heading to the United States
for the UN summit, according to the Iranian news agency, Farda News.
Ahmadinejad would have been to the United States, to participate at the
meeting of the UN general assembly. However, advisors to the
conservative Iranian president have apparently advised him against his
debut on the international scene in the country that Iran often refers
to as the "Great Satan."
"Ahmadinejad on his trip to New York will be making a stop in Caracas to
meeting with Hugo Chavez [the Venezuelan president] and after that to
Havana to meet with [the Cuban leader] Fidel Castro," said a report on
The 60th meeting of the UN general assembly is set to begin on 14
Source: La Nueva