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News number: 9203180582

15:47 | 2013-06-09

Foriegn Policy

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Brazil Appoints New Ambassador to Tehran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Brazil appointed Sandiago Irasabelle Murao as the country's new ambassador to Tehran.



Murao replaced former Brazilian envoy Antonio Luis Espinola Salgado.

Murao arrived in Tehran last week and is waiting to submit his credentials to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the coming days.

Iran has in recent years expanded friendly ties with Latin America, specially in economic, trade and industrial fields.

Since taking office in 2005, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has expanded Iran's cooperation with many Latin American states, including Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Cuba.

Iran's strong and rapidly growing ties with Latin America have raised eyebrows in the US and its western allies since Tehran and Latin nations have forged an alliance against the imperialist and colonialist powers and are striving hard to reinvigorate their relations with the other independent countries which pursue a line of policy independent from the US.