Quote(s) of the Week: Iran, Cuba and Venezuela

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The U.S. should be very aware of [Zarif's] mission to Cuba and what Iran’s plans are. Cuba is a very important player in regards to Iran’s relations with Latin America.  If Cuba gives the greenlight, the rest of the nations will follow suit.
-- Leah Soibel, executive director of Fuente Latina, on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's trip to Cuba last week, Fox News Latino, 8/25/16

I've visited Iran more than 20 times, I deeply know the good nature, the good, deep spirit of the Iranian people and I love it. I love Iran as much as I love our Commander Chavez.
-- Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's Cuban-controlled leader, during Zarif's stop in Caracas last week, 8/30/16