Thursday, December 29, 2005

IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT to find a loony regime that the Spanish government doesn't like:
Spanish Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Jose Montilla said here Tuesday that economic relations between Iran and Spain ought to gain momentum.

The two countries have a high potential for cooperation in the economic and trade arenas, he told Iranian Ambassador to Madrid Morteza Alviri during a meeting.

Iran-Spain trade volume stands at USD 1.7b annually with the trend toward increasing bilateral transactions particularly during the tenures of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami and former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar.

Iran and Spain signed several documents for cooperation during the exchange visits between Khatami and Aznar while in office.
Yes, Aznar too. Though one could argue that the previous Iran rulers were a bit less crazy than Ahmadinejad...

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