Report: Zimbabwe denies it signed deal to sell uranium to Iran

August 10, 2013 17:28

Zimbabwean Deputy Mining Minister Gift Chimanikire on Saturday denied his country had signed an agreement to export uranium to Iran after The Times of London reported that the southern African nation had agreed to sell the material to the Islamic Republic.

“We have no capacity to handle uranium as a country, and besides we don’t even know the quantity of uranium” deposits viable for mining, Bloomberg quoted Chimanikire as saying during a phone interview.

He added that Zimbabwe "signed a memorandum of understanding with Iran, which covers various agreements in mineral trading such as diamonds, gold and other minerals.”

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