May 14, 2022 15:33 UTC
  • Iran, Cuba must jointly counter unilateral US sanctions: FM Amir-Abdollahian

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has slammed the United States' broad and unilateral sanctions against Iran and Cuba, saying the two countries should make use of their experience to counter the bans.

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a Saturday meeting with Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, who is in Tehran to take part in the 18th session of the Iran-Cuba joint economic committee.

He described Cuba as a strategic partner for Iran and called for the improvement of bilateral cooperation in various fields.

The top diplomat said the joint economic committee would provide the two countries with an appropriate opportunity to discuss ways to enhance economic and trade relations and political cooperation.

Tehran and Havana also enjoy a proper level of cooperation in the sector of health and treatment, particularly the joint production of COVID-19 vaccine, Amir-Abdollahian said, emphasizing that the Iranian administration is determined to implement previous agreements and sign new contracts with Cuba.

Cabrisas, for his part, hailed Iran's constant support for Cuba in the face of the US sanctions.

The Cuban official said the economic committee would help the two countries boost strategic relations and added that tapping into bilateral economic capacities would serve common interests.