Lawmaker Backs Bolivarian Revolution

Lawmaker Backs Bolivarian RevolutionLawmaker Backs Bolivarian Revolution

A lawmaker voiced support for the Bolivarian Revolution and condemned plots by imperialist powers against the revolutionary movement.

"Venezuela is an independent country whose independence has displeased the United Stated, just like that of the Islamic Republic," Abdolreza Mesri who was heading a ranking delegation of lawmakers to Caracas said during a visit to the National Assembly of Venezuela , IRNA reported on Wednesday.

In the meeting, both sides called for enhanced ties in economic, political and cultural areas.

"Our governments and nations are standing by each other to foil the plots of the enemies," Mesri noted.

He expressed support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who, he said, is following the policies outlined by the late president Hugo Chavez.

Pointing to the US violation of civil rights by interfering in the internal affairs of countries such as Afghanistan, which led to numerous problems including a 40 percent increase in the production of illicit drugs in the South Asian country, the lawmaker asked, "Who is actually behind drug trafficking in the world?"

He also noted, "The US government is aware of the Latin American nation's support for their National Assembly and its president Diosdado Cabello, so it is looking for ways to harm it."

The Bolivarian Revolution refers to a leftist social movement and political process in Venezuela led by Chavez, the founder of the Fifth Republic Movement and later the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.

 The movement is named after Simon Bolivar, an early 19th-century Venezuelan and Latin American revolutionary leader, prominent in the Spanish American wars of independence in achieving the independence of most of northern South America from Spanish rule.