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After Turkey, Venezuela’s Maduro heads to Iran

The South American leader said one goal of the visit is to boost tourism between Venezuela and Iran.
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited Iran today. During a two-day visit, he will meet with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported

Maduro sat down with the Iranian Spanish-language news outlet HispanTV upon his arrival in the Iranian capital. During the interview, Maduro thanked Iran for successfully sending Venezuela fuel in defiance of US sanctions. The South American statesman said that one objective of the visit is to boost tourism between the two countries. 

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