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Thursday, January 12, 2012

U.S. warning over Ahmadinejad's meeting with Cuban president

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has described Iran and Cuba as threats to the national security of the United States as the leaders of the two nations met in the island's capital of Havana today.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in the country for a brief meeting with Raul Castro during his Latin American tour which has already taken in Venezuela and Nicaragua.

But in a statement issued earlier this week Ros-Lehtinen described the meeting as a 'tour of the tyrants' and said it was opportunity to 'spew anti-American rhetoric'.

The Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee added that the Iranian President's fifth visit to the region since 2007 gives an opportunity to unite Latin American leaders against the U.S..

And in a statement released today, the Republican representative from Florida said: 'Iran and Cuba are both state-sponsors of terrorism, and need to be treated as immediate threats to our national security.' Read More