Nicaragua's President pays tribute to Iran’s General Soleimani as he welcomes Iran's president
The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, declared a minute of silence on Wednesday in honor of martyred Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, praising his fight against terrorism.
Ortega was delivering a speech in Managua during a visit by Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi as he tours three Latin American countries.
On the first leg of the trip, Raeisi visited Venezuela, where officials from the two countries signed 25 cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding in various fields, including petrochemicals and oil.
A delegation comprising ministers of foreign affairs, oil, defense, and health is accompanying Raeisi on his first visit to the region, which will also take him to Cuba.
World order changing due to resilience of independent nations
In a speech in Nicaragua’s Parliament, Iran’s president said the resilience of independent nations in Latin America and elsewhere has led to an ongoing transformation of the world order and the decline of the United States.
"The domineering powers want to force their selfish interests on the nations, and that's why we should question why America and some Western countries, who pretend to care about human rights, freedom and democracy, don't respect the real votes of the nations in Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Latin America," he said.
They have oppressed the Palestinian people for 70 years and have not allowed democracy to happen in this country, added Raeisi.
He said that in the past, imperialist powers used their armies or their agents to impose their will on other countries, but now they’ve resorted to sanctions to achieve that goal.