Ali Saeedloo said "People of South America were under colonialism for many years and they have had historic fights against it. They were always militant, something Mr. Chavez emboldened and set in order.”
Vice President in International Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran provided comments on the established trend and said "This is not right to say that our relationship with Venezuela has been a personal one. The Islamic Republic of Iran has had deep relations with all nations, especially Latin American ones, and this is one of our major principles which we look forward to expand, and we hope that this militant morale stays steadfast in Latin America.”
Saeedloo added that people of Iran and Venezuela are revolutionary people and demand their governments to keep close relations, saying "A government cannot make its people who are fans of Iran give up relations with the country. They may be able to set some hindrances but they would not be able to eradicate the issue.”
He also said that strengthening ties with Latin America is a strategic approach for the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Saeedloo pointed to the President’s visit to Venezuela to take part in Chavez funeral and said "In fact this visit was made to tell the people of Venezuela that we are with you and we support leaders like Chavez.”