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Zimbabwe supports Iran’s nuclear rights

23 April 2010 1:59

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has vowed “continues support” for Iran’s nuclear program in the face of Western powers mulling new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

“Be also assured, comrade president, of Zimbabwe’s continuous support of Iran’s just cause on the nuclear issue,” Mugabe told Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a dinner in Harare.

“Because of the principled positions we have taken at both the domestic and international level, Zimbabwe and Iran have been unjustly vilified and punished by Western countries,” AFP quoted Mugabe as saying on Thursday.

“Today, both are victims of illegal and unjustified sanctions imposed by Western countries who seek to undermine our sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,” he added.

Ahmadinejad arrived in the Zimbabwean capital on Thursday in the first leg of his Africa trip which will also take him to Uganda.

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