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Mugabe Offers Uranium To Iran: Deal heightens fears over Tehran's nuclear program

• By Itai Mushekwe & Harriet Alexander National Post
Iran has struck a secret deal with Zimbabwe to mine its untapped uranium reserves in a move to secure raw material for its steadily expanding nuclear program. The agreement was sealed last month during a visit to Tehran by a close aide to Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean President, The Sunday Telegraph has reported. In return for supplying oil that Zimbabwe desperately needs to keep its faltering economy moving, Iran has been promised access to potentially huge deposits of uranium ore -- which can be converted into the basic fuel for nuclear power or enriched to make a nuclear bomb.