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  10/9/2012, Tishrei 23, 5773

Ahmadinejad Congratulates Chavez

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran congratulated President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Tuesday, for his election, Monday, to a third term. Ahmadinejad also expressed his willingness to tighten cooperation with the government in Caracas and to promote common regional and international goals.

A statement published by the Iranian Students News Agency called Chavez's victory testimony to Chavez's leadership and the development and progress of Venezuela.