Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered his condolences to Elena Frias, mother of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chávez, last week. This image was provided to news services by the Miraflores Palace — the office of the Venezuelan president. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his address today at the U.N. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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