Wednesday, the Minister of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs of the Venezuelan government, Jorge Arreaza, signed the book of condolences for the assassinated General Qasem Soleimani, at the headquarters of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Caracas and expressed the desire for peace in the Middle East to Iranian ambassador in Venezuela, Hojjatolla Soltani,
“Today we express our solidarity with the people of Iran and their government. We recognize the relevance of Major General Qasem Soleimani, mercilessly murdered by the imperialist forces to unleash a war (…) We vote for peace and respect for International Law,” the Chancellor wrote in the book set out in the diplomatic headquarters.
In the early morning of January 3, United States military forces killed Soleimani, commander of the Quds Forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, during an attack in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport, Republic of Iraq; a crime that was firmly condemned by the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela through a statement dated the same day.
Venezuela and Iran have maintained diplomatic relations since the ’60s of the last century, substantially strengthening the ties of brotherhood, solidarity and cooperation during the Bolivarian Revolution, through the initiative of Commander Hugo Chávez and sustained by President Nicolás Maduro Moros.
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Translated by JRE/EF