Iran and Venezuela seal ‘unbreakable friendship’ and sign 20-year cooperation agreement

Relations between Tehran and Caracas have been close since the era of the late President Hugo Chávez (1999-2013), underpinned by the mutual rejection of the United States.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Iran and Venezuela sealed their alliance on Saturday by signing a 20-year strategic cooperation agreement that provides for cooperation in oil, petrochemicals, tourism, food, and technology, which Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro described as "truly amazing."

President Nicholas Maduro arrived in the Islamic Republic on Friday for a two-day tour in an attempt to bolster relations between the two allies.

Iran is one of Venezuela's main allies, alongside Russia, China, Cuba, and Turkey. And like Venezuela, it is subject to tough US sanctions.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro attended . . .

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