12 Things You Didn’t Know About South Africa-Iran Relations

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Written by Dana Sanchez

Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, some members of the international community including the U.S. have accused the government of Iran of sponsoring terrorism. South Africa is not one of the accusers. On the contrary, South Africa is expanding trade and defense commitments with the Islamic republic, with plans to expand tourism ties between the two countries. Deterring Iranian travelers to the U.S. could be South Africa’s gain as U.S. President Donald Trump attempts a travel ban and threatens to tear up the Iran nuclear deal.