Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) welcomes his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe during an official welcoming ceremony in Tehran November 20, 2006.
News24: Mugabe: Iran, Zim ‘think alike’
Iran and Zimbabwe “think alike” and “should fight against Western superpowers and their evil systems”, says President Robert Mugabe.
According to reports, the Zimbabwean leader, who was on a four-day state visit to Iran aimed at bolstering political and business ties, said his country and Iran had to come together and work out “mechanisms for defending ourselves”.
Iran and Zimbabwe had been labelled “outposts of tyranny” by American secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.
But Mugabe – who proudly described Iran as a great friend – dismissed the accusation saying that “only God can judge”.
Mugabe said: “Some people who regard themselves as demigods say we belong to the axis of evil. Who are they to judge us?” He was speaking shortly before holding closed-door talks with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday.
Two ROGUE dictators who COVET nuclear weapons think alike – how convenient.
And what is Ahmadinejad’s attraction to Mugabe and Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, center right, reviews an Iranian guard of honor with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center left, during an official welcoming ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe arrived in Tehran on Monday for an official meeting.
A general view of the heavy water plant in Arak around 320 kms south of Tehran in August 2006. The UN atomic agency was moving at a meeting that has opened to heed US and European calls to put off helping Iran build a nuclear reactor that could provide plutonium for nuclear weapons.
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.
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