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Cuban, Iranian Officials Vow Alliance on Nuclear Issues


The head of Cuba's parliament is offering to support Iran in its fight to develop nuclear energy within Iranian borders.

Speaker of parliament Ricardo Alarcon voiced solidarity Thursday in a meeting with the visiting speaker of Iran's parliament, Gholam Ali Haddad Adel. Iran resumed enrichment of uranium for nuclear fuel earlier this week, despite international pressure against the move.

Haddad Adel is on a two-day visit to Cuba after spending Wednesday in Venezuela, where he thanked the government for its support on nuclear issues.

Before leaving Cuba, he is expected to meet with Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque and Vice President Carlos Lage.

Venezuela and Cuba have both opposed a move by the U.N. nuclear agency to report Iran as noncompliant with atomic energy regulations.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.
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