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Iran Seeking Uranium in Niger

Is this deja vu all over again, or what?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will leave on Sunday for a visit to Benin, Ghana and Niger, the world’s fourth-largest uranium producer, the Fars news agency reported.

He will meet the presidents of the three countries and sign agreements to develop economic and political relations, Fars said….

The Iranian president then heads to Niger on Monday for a two-day visit, the government in Niamey said. “He will lead a large delegation and both our nations will discuss cooperation and means of strengthening it,” Iran’s ambassador told reporters after a meeting with Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou.

Mohammad Nikkhah said the visit would be a turning point in bilateral ties and would yield “excellent opportunities that will benefit both peoples”.

He did not elaborate, but Niger is one of the world’s top producers of uranium, which Iran has long been seeking to acquire for its controversial nuclear program.

Quick, somebody call Joe Wilson! I’m sure Mahmoud is just looking into buying some cows. Like Saddam.

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