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Iran in Africa

September 30, 2011

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http://youtu.be/zoWbR-3hR1M

An anti-Tehran human rights advocacy group, Iran180.org, has produced a two-minute video on the Iranian regime’s bloody meddling in Africa. It focuses on Tehran’s deal with  Sudan’s al-Bashir and the devastating consequences for Darfur; with Zimbabwe’s Mugabe whereby Iran supplies oil in exchange for uranium; and its involvement in the arms trade.

Iran180.org is supported by a wide range of human rights advocacy groups, ranging from the Anti-Defamation League to Iranian Diaspora groups. Though a bit over the top, I like the video because while we often focus on Chinese intervention in Africa, we pay less attention to Iran.

For readers with an interest in Iran (as well as Africa!), let me call attention to the CFR’s official launch on Monday, October 3, of a new crisis guide on Iran. This interactive tool traces Iran’s evolution, its ambitions as a regional power, and its nuclear program. It also looks at the challenges Iran poses to its neighbors and the world, including Africa. Although the official release is next week, you can see it in its prerelease form by clicking on this link and entering the password, “cfr”.

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