The United States says that it would violate international law that would result in harsh penalties for Zimbabwe. Uranium can be used in a nuclear weapons program. The Times stated:
“The Government of Zimbabwe is bound by its commitments to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and relevant legally binding UN Security Council resolutions” the report continued “The United States is committed to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. We urge all countries to fully implement and enforce their obligations under multiple UN Security Council resolutions not to provide Iran with materials that could be used to develop a nuclear weapon.”
The propaganda organ of the United Kingdom claims that Zimbabwe has a secret uranium trade deal with Iran. Zimbabwe’s Mines Minister Obert Mpofu’s reaction to the Times report clarified the government’s position on the matter “We are free to trade with any country but my ministry has not signed an agreement about uranium with Tehran.” Zimbabwe is a target of Western intervention. “It is fiction and usual wishful thinking of the Western media. Why would we have a secret deal when we are a free country?” said Mpofu.