Saturday, April 27, 2024

Iran Turns Increasingly Towards Africa

 The US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty published on 23 April 2024 an article titled "Iran Homing in On Africa with Trade Promises, Chaos" by Michael Scollon.

Iran is expanding its influence in Africa, offering arms, partnerships, and chaos.  President Ebrahim Raisi made a three-country tour of Africa last July, the first by an Iranian president to the continent in more than a decade.  Iran just held its second Iran-Africa trade summit in over a year.  Tehran has reestablished relations with several countries in the Horn of Africa.