Unholy Alliance Alert: here is still more evidence of the totalitarian Left’s affection for the mujahedin. From AP, with thanks to JE:
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – The presidents of Iran and Venezuela, leading U.S. critics, pledged Saturday to support one another in disputes with Washington, with the Iranian calling Hugo Chavez “a brother and trench mate.”
As Chavez arrived for a two-day visit. Iran faced renewed international criticism for its nuclear program and for backing Hezbollah guerrillas in its war with Israel.
The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council on Friday reached a deal on a resolution that would give Iran until the end of August to suspend uranium enrichment or face the threat of economic and diplomatic sanctions. Iranian state radio said Saturday the government would reject the proposed resolution.
Chavez pledged that his country would “stay by Iran at any time and under any condition.”
Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, said he saw in the Venezuelan president a kindred spirit. “I feel I have met a brother and trench mate after meeting Chavez,” the state-run Iranian television quoted Ahmedinejad.
Chavez, who peppers his speeches with mentions of assassination plots and purported U.S. efforts to oust him, said he admired the Iranian president for “his wisdom and strength.”