Sunday, November 28, 2004

Street in Tehran named after Simon Bolivar

Description of Selected News: "Street in Tehran named after Simon Bolivar

Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) –- A street in Tehran will be named after South American liberation hero Simon Bolivar following the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s trip to Iran.

A statue of Simon Bolivar will be unveiled during the president’s two-day stay in the country at a street named after the hero located at the far end of the Ashrafi Isfahani highway in Tehran.

Simon Bolivar, known as "The Liberator" ("El Libertador") was born in July 24, 1783, at Caracas, Venezuela. He was one of South America's greatest generals and his victories over the Spaniards won independence for Bolivia, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

During his stay in Tehran, Chavez will meet and hold talks with President Mohammad Khatami, Expediency Council chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Majlis speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel, Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi and other high-ranking officials on bilateral ties and regional and international developments.

The president has visited Spain, Libya and Russia before arriving in Tehran and will head for Doha, capital of Qatar upon leaving Iran."

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