1012 GMT January 19, 2019
In his message to his Cuban counterpart Raúl Castro released on Monday, President Rouhani expressed hope for both countries to develop ties in line with mutual interests, IRNA reported.
President Rouhani also wished health and success for Cuban president and his ministers, and prosperity for people of Cuba.
The Cuban Revolution was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement and its allies against the US-backed authoritarian government of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. The revolution began in July 1953 and continued sporadically until the rebels finally ousted Batista on January 1, 1959 replacing his government with a revolutionary socialist state.