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Zimbabwe Denies UK Report of Mugabe Selling Uranium to Iran

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Haaretz – Zimbabwe’s state radio says the country’s ministry of mines controlled by longtime ruler President Robert Mugabe has not struck a deal to sell uranium to Iran for its nuclear program. The radio said Sunday that mining ministry dismissed reports in the British media that the two countries have signed an agreement on uranium exports as “a malicious and blatant lie.”

The Times reported on Saturday that Zimbabwe signed a covert agreement to supply Iran with uranium for its nuclear program. Such a deal would be in violation of international sanctions imposed on the two regimes. The mining ministry statement said Zimbabwe’s uranium deposits have not been exploited and “we have never issued any license to any Iranian company.”

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