«The Iranian leader was earlier welcomed to the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, with full military honours.
Iran and Venezuela have emerged as leaders of a growing anti-US front of developing countries
On arrival at Caracas airport, President Ahmadinejad took Mr Chavez's hands and said: "I salute all the revolutionaries who oppose world hegemony."
He added: "The distance between our countries may be a bit far, but the hearts and thoughts are very close.
"We have a common thinking, common interests."
President Chavez paid tribute to Iran's Islamic form of government and said it was high time Islam was no longer demonised in the world as a religion.
Mr Chavez said the two countries sought "a union that seeks a balance in the world and to save the future of your children, my children and our grandchildren".»
[fonte: BBC NEWS]