Ortega sends ‘fraternal hug’ to Iran’s Ahmadinejad

Nicaraguan president celebrates the Ayatollah’s leadership on 34th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iranian Embassy in Managua

President Daniel Ortega sent a letter to Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, which the Sandinista leader says “promotes ethical and religious values, inspired by bravery and originality, for many people and fighters in the world.”

Ortega said that “from the depths of the Sandinista Popular Revolution” he commemorates “the visionary legacy of Ayatollah Ruhollah Jomeini and the leadership of the Ayatollah Alí Jamenei, with a people who are full of certainty, future and victory.”

“A fraternal hug for the noble people of Iran and our solidarity and accompaniment in your proposals for justice and dignity in a world that should be multi-polar, in solidarity and in dialogue, always with better initiatives and practices for peace,” Ortega wrote.


  • http://thebigmozey.com John Wilson

    If you ever wonder why Nicaragua is considered a 3rd rate country with poor leadership, look at statements like this coming from their government.
    What idiotic garbage about another poorly run country. Iran is a cesspool of corruption, loss of freedom for it’s citizens and a poorly led country.
    No wonder Ortega supports it.
    As Gump stated “Can’t fight stupid”

  • Willaim Garrard

    How Ortega congratulate such a regime when they are one of the most oppressive regimes in the world of Christians which stands in the center of the Sandinista motto? It sounds like he is more about what they are against than what (or who) they stand for.

  • Nospam Sonny

    Iran and Nicaragua had revolutions in the same year, 1979. They are two countries that have suffered immensely from US imperialism. The US has raped and forgotten Nicaragua, but continues to attack Iran on an economic and financial front, softening that country up for military intervention in the future. It is indeed not what the Ayatollah’s stand ford that we should praise, but rather that they continue to resist Yankee aggression as Nicaragua did in the 1980’s.