Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian says today Chinese, Indian and Turkish companies are turning into big economic and trade players in South Africa which further underlines the need for targeted and efficient planning of Iran’s private sector in the South African market and investment of that country in Iran.
Head of Marketing Department at Amir Kabir Petrochemical Company Diako Abbasi said plans are underway to open new petrochemical offices in Africa.
An Iranian oil tanker has called at an African port for the first time since the removal of US-led sanctions on Tehran's nuclear program, an official said.
Zimbabwe’s Small to Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development Minister Sithembiso Nyoni said on Tuesday that Iran has expressed interest in partnering in a project to breed up to 2,000 ostriches in the African country.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei blamed hegemonic powers, the US in particular, for the sufferings of the people of Syria, and reiterated that the Arab country’s fate cannot be decided by non-Syrian sides.
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi said killing innocent Shiites in a country that has about 15 million Shiites and an apparent Muslim government is a painful crime against Islam.
Ali-Akbar Velayati expressed “deep regret and sorrow” over the Nigerian army’s recent “brutal attack” on Shiite Muslims in that country.
A group of Iranian people held a rally in front of the Nigerian embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to condemn the heavy crackdown against Shiite Muslims in the African country in recent days and the Nigerian army’s massacre of dozens of Shiites.
The Nigerian government is in cahoots with the Western powers, the Zionist regime and Takfiri-Salafi groups to push the Shiites to the sidelines or eliminate them.
Iranian Foreign Ministry says Iran hopes that preservation of calm and national unity in Nigeria in battling terrorism is prioritized while rash and unconstructive measures are avoided.