NewsCode : 188096 | Date: 11/27/2016 | Time: 7:04 AM | Service: Politics - Politics

Zarif offers condolences over Castro's demise

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message extended condolences for the death of former president and leader of Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro who passed away today at 90.

'Castro was a prominent figure in fighting against colonialism and exploitation (of oppressed people). He was a symbol of independence seeking struggles of the oppressed', Zarif said in his message.

Castro was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008.