12 Things You Didn’t Know About South Africa-Iran Relations
Post-revolutionary Iran supported South Africa in the apartheid struggle
After sanctions were lifted against Iran, South African President Jacob Zuma visited the country and signed several commitments. South Africa views Iran as a strategic trading partner. “In the bilateral sphere, South Africa and Iran share a long historical relationship, with Iran having stood with and supported the struggle for liberation in SA. South Africa has also stood with Iran in the face of unilaterally imposed sanctions,” the president said in a statement.