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(photo credit: Associated Press)
Iran has struck a nuclear mining deal with Zimbabwe, The Sunday Telegraph reported Sunday as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was visiting Africa.
According to the UK paper, the deal was sealed in Teheran in March by a close aide of Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe. The agreement will reportedly entail Zimbabwe to provide Iran with access to deposits of uranium ore in return for oil.
"Iran secured the exclusive uranium rights last month, when the minister of state for presidential affairs, Didymus Mutasa, visited Teheran," a Zimbabwean official told the Telegraph
Iran's president is in Africa this week to build alliances to evade
stronger UN sanctions for his country's nuclear program, ease its
international isolation and strengthen its economy.
On Saturday, Ahmadinejad flouted any more United Nations sanctions on
his nuclear program as illegal, insisting he would not submit to any
such pressure based on the United States and Britain "lying" about the
The Iranian leader, wrapping up two days of talks with Ugandan
President Yoweri Museveni, lambasted the Western allies for pressing
for another round of UN Security Council sanctions against Iran.He let
loose when asked by an Associated Press reporter to discuss his effort
to evade more UN sanctions by meeting with Uganda, a non-permanent
member of the 15-nation council. The council is preparing to consider a
fourth round of sanctions on Teheran for its nuclear defiance.
"The nuclear issue of Iran has turned into a big test for the entire
world," Ahmadinejad said, adding that the US and Britain "say they are
concerned about the building of a nuclear bomb, but they are lying like
the other previous lies.