President Hassan Rouhani of Iran pointed to the significance of standing against bullying behavior and excessive demands of the United States on Wednesday during separate meetings with new ambassadors of North Korea, Nicaragua and Bulgaria in Tehran.
Nicaragua is ready to broaden barter trade with Iran, ignoring unilateral US sanctions which have complicated banking affairs and financial transactions, visiting Nicaraguan Treasury and Public Credit Minister Iván Adolfo Acosta Montalván said on Tuesday.
Nicaragua on Friday released 50 prisoners held for taking part in anti-government protests, authorities said, giving a fresh impetus to peace talks on ending the country's long running political crisis.
The United States on Wednesday declared Nicaragua’s civil unrest a threat to the region’s security, saying government repression of protests risked creating an overwhelming displacement of people akin to Venezuela or Syria.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega says the United States' foreign policy is established on expansionism and oppression, noting that those countries that tend to act against Washington's will are demonized and destabilized by the White House.
Nicaraguan government forces have established control over a key opposition stronghold near the capital, Managua, following a long battle with anti-government protesters there who demand the ouster of President Daniel Ortega over an alleged violent crackdown on dissent.