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Thursday, August 19, 2004

S. Africa says won't sell uranium to Iran

South Africa will not assist Iran's nuclear development and will not sell any uranium to the Islamic Republic, the South African Ministry of Defense told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday.

Ministry spokesman Sam Mkhwnazi confirmed statements made earlier in the day by South Africa's ambassador to Israel Maj.-Gen Fumanekile (Fumie) Gqiba, who told Army Radio that South Africa will not aid Iran's nuclear program, and will not support any country wishing to develop nuclear weapons.