Ahmadinejad's message to Maradona
"I am with the Iranian people, from the bottom of my heart, I support them. I say it because I feel it, because I mean it," he added.
President Ahmadinejad's message to Maradona reads: "I am sincerely thankful for his Excellency's kindness towards the righteous and revolutionary Iranian nation. Latin America is the land of pure, hospitable, kind and oppressed nations, on whose body one can see deep scars of whips stroke by the arrogance for several hundred years. We are well aware of the heavy political pressures exerted on the Argentine government and nation to give up their legal rights, dignity and independence and pitting Argentine government against the independent, free and revolutionary governments." "We are confident that the nice nation and revolutionary statesmen and politicians of the country will along with other sincere Latin American nations continue with their glorious resistance and make the ill-wishers unhappy in light of their unity and vigilance. We will always remain beside you and are confident that future belongs to nations." He went on to say, "We do know that championship of the youth of the country in the sports arenas, especially in the field of football, is sign of the nations' strong and valuable talents and is an outcry against backwardness caused by domination of the arrogance." He noted, "The Iranian nation has always been endearing and supporting the freedom seeking and liberation movements of the Latin American nations against the despotic and the hegemonic systems. We are thankful to God Almighty for growing awakening and the justice and independence seeking movements in that important part of the world."
Concluding his message, Ahmadinejad prayed God Almighty for success of the famous figure, Maradona, in serving the great Argentinean nation and for victory, progress and success of the Latin American nations, especially Argentineans.