Two U.S. congressmen condemned Nicaragua’s president for considering renewed relations with Iran.”Iran has consistently flouted the international community by continuing its nuclear program and has provided weapons to extremists in Iraq,” Reps. Ron Klein (D-Fla.) and Connie Mack (R-Fla.) said in a joint statement. “Additionally, [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad spoke yesterday of a ‘countdown’ to the destruction of our ally, the state of Israel.”Klein and Mack introduced a resolution in the House that spotlights Iran’s attempts to make inroads in Latin America. The resolution calls on the U.S. government to work with countries in the Western Hemisphere to combat terrorism.In a statement Sunday, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said he would travel to Iran on a jet lent by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in order to forge commercial ties, Reuters reported. Ortega has also drawn Washington’s fire for his alliance with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez in what the Klein and Mack called the “Triad of Tyranny.””This relationship must be stopped in its tracks,” the congressmen said.
Congressmen condemn Nicaragua