Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran will help Zimbabwe as much as possible in view of the sanctions imposed on Harare by the West.
Ahmadinejad made the remarks during a meeting with Zimbabwean Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Didymus Mutasa in Tehran on Monday.
The Islamic Republic will stand by Zimbabwe against “illegal pressure,” he added.
Ahmadinejad said Iran has always condemned the illegal pressure imposed by hegemonistic powers meant to force the Zimbabweans to surrender.
He praised the African nation for its resistance against the odds and predicted that independent nations would have a bright future.
Ahmadinejad also called for the implementation of all the agreements signed by the two nations.
Mutasa relayed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s message to the Iranian president.
He also asked Iran to increase cooperation with Zimbabwe and to invest more in the country.