Iran, Nigeria to share peaceful nuclear technology

Iran said Thursday it had agreed to share peaceful nuclear technology with Nigeria, aiming to help Africa's biggest oil producer boost its electrical-generation output. The head of the Iranian delegation said it was his country's right to share its nuclear know-how with Nigeria. Mohammad ali Zeyghami, a top commerce official, said fossil fuels would one day disappear and that it was crucial to develop clean energy. Nigerian Foreign Ministry official Tijanni Kaura stressed that the agreement dealt only with peaceful nuclear technology and shouldn't be misconstrued as an attempt by Africa's most-populous nation to gain a nuclear weapons program. No details of any deal were announced and the two officials didn't elaborate.