Zim denies signing secret deal to sell uranium to Iran

Zimbabwe on Saturday rejected a report by British Newspaper “Times” concerning signing up a secret contract between Harare and Tehran to export uranium to Iran, calling it a story made up by the western media, IRNA reported.

According to the report of South Africa News Agency, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Mines and Mining Development Obert Mpofu said, “We are free to trade with all countries, but the Ministry has not signed any contract about uranium with Tehran”.

He added this is the kind of story and misinformation usually made by the western media.

Mpofu went on to say when Zimbabwe is a free country, why should it sign a secret trade contract?

Times Newspaper wrote Friday that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to export uranium to Iran had been signed last year between Harare and Tehran, in spite of serious warning of Washington.An official from opposition party of Movement for Democratic Change under leadership of Morgan Tsvangirai had also claimed that the MoU was signed because west had imposed sanctions against the country.

In 2011 the United States has warned Zimbabwe there would be serious ramifications if it cooperates with Iran’s nuclear programme in violation of United Nations resolutions.

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