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

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Written by Dana Sanchez
Iranian students mourn the death of Nelson Mandela at the South African Embassy in Tehran, Dec. 14, 2013. Photo: Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua

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.

Source: Fin24