zim -iran memos.jpgIran’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr. Mohammad Pournajaf has refuted some media allegations that Zimbabwe agreed to supply uranium to the Middle East country, during President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit last month.




Addressing a media briefing in Harare, Mr Pournajaf said some countries are bent on discrediting nations who defend their sovereignty and self rule adding that it is not surprising that some quarters of the media are fabricating stories to tarnish Zimbabwe and Iran.
He added that co-operation between Zimbabwe and Iran is set to improve following several memorandums of understanding signed under the sixth session of the Zimbabwe–Iran Joint Commission.
Mr Ahmadinejad was in the country to officially open the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo last month where a number of Iranian companies were exhibiting their wares and services.
Some analysts have likened the allegation to the way Iraqi was accused of owning weapons of mass destruction leading to its invasion.
Western countries are accusing Iran of harbouring plans to produce nuclear weapons an allegation which has been refuted by Tehran which says its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes only.