Iranian Foreign Minister Visits Cuba, Russia Hails Cuban Spies

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
This week, in cringe-worthy geopolitical news, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will visit Cuba, along with stops in Venezuela, Brazil, Nicaragua and Bolivia.

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave a hero's welcome to five Cuban agents convicted by U.S. federal courts of espionage and conspiracy to murder Americans.

Three of these spies had their sentences commuted as part of Obama's deal with Raul Castro -- a "negotiation" led in secret by Ben Rhodes (see here).

Lavrov called the Cuban spies "a symbol of fortitude and resistance".

He then stated how Russia played a role in their release:

"We met earlier with some of your comrades, and I am very glad that now all of you are visiting Moscow. We had been consistently pressing (for your release), including in our contacts with the Americans, and we are glad that in the long run our participation in your release turned out to be useful and yielded results."

Perhaps Rhodes has more explaining to do.