Iran Calls for Expansion of Ties With Cuba
TEHRAN TIMES: Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called for the expansion of ties with Cuba in all areas, saying that the two countries enjoy exceptional relationship. He made the remarks during a meeting with Cuban Vice President Ricardo Cabrisas in Tehran on Saturday. Larijani said the Cuban official’s visit to Iran to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Hassan Rohani reflected the deep-rooted friendship between Tehran and Havana. The Cuban official, for his part, hailed the increasing relations between the two countries, adding that efforts should be made to enhance parliamentary ties.
Editor’s Note: Directorate General of Intelligence (DGI) officer Ricardo Belen Cabrisas Ruiz served as the Commercial Counselor in Ontario from approximately January 1967 through at least October 1970. According to a declassified Defense Department intelligence report, known DGI officer Ricardo Belen Cabrisas Ruiz then served as Ambassador to Japan. He subsequently became Cuba’s Foreign Trade Minister sometime prior to October 1983. In the mid-2000s, he served as Minister of Government within the Office of the President.
In the late 1980s, the DGI was reorganized and renamed the Directorate of Intelligence (DI).