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Iranian president welcomed in Zimbabwe with anti-West songs on the last stop on his Africa trip

Posted on AllSides July 13th, 2023
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AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi was welcomed in Zimbabwe on Thursday by people singing songs criticizing the West as he made his last stop on a three-nation Africa trip aimed at finding new trade alliances to soften the impact of U.S. sanctions on his nation.

Raisi was greeted at Harare’s international airport by Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa and dozens of supporters waving Zimbabwe and Iran flags and holding placards with Raisi’s image.

Both countries are under U.S. sanctions and Raisi’s trip to Africa, which has already included stops in Kenya and...

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