In a letter to President of Cuba’s Parliament Juan Esteban Lazo Hernandez, the Iranian speaker paid tribute to the late Cuban leader as a revered figure known for his struggle for freedom and fight against colonialism.
Fidel Castro was born in 1926 to a Spanish immigrant father and a Cuban mother. He took power in a 1959 revolution and ruled Cuba for 49 years with a mix of charisma and iron will, creating a one-party state and becoming a central figure in the Cold War.
Castro died on Friday at the age of 90. The Cuban government has announced a funeral for him on December 4. Havana also announced nine days of mourning.