The love-fest between Tehran and Caracas deepened this week, with an official visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Venezuelan capital. Hugo Chavez and the Iranian leader embraced, signed 29 agreements and decried American-style world hegemony.
Our correspondent says there has been plenty of talk by both men of creating a world without the dominance of one single power.
On arrival at Caracas airport, President Ahmadinejad took Mr Chavez’s hands and said: “I salute all the revolutionaries who oppose world hegemony.”
He added: “The distance between our countries may be a bit far, but the hearts and thoughts are very close.