'Iran backs struggle against bullies'
Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi has said the Islamic Republic throws its weight behind those nations that resist against bullies, Press TV reported.
Iran backs resistance of all nations that face oppression and dominance by bullying states, said Rahimi in a Tuesday meeting in Tehran with Zimbabwean Minister of Water Resources Management & Development Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, IRNA reported.
Pointing to Iran's foreign policy towards Africa, Rahimi expressed optimism that all African states that have been plundered and dominated by bullying countries, manage to "take back their trampled rights like the way Zimbabwe did."
The Iranian first vice president also highlighted amicable ties between Tehran and Harare, saying that Zimbabwe is regarded as a good friend of Iran and a highly-respected African nation.
Rahimi also declared the country's readiness to further extend cooperation with Zimbabwe in power plant and dam construction projects.
The Zimbabwean official, for his part, said his country is keen to exploit its mines and reservoirs and expand its economic activities, thanking the Islamic Republic for its assistance to Zimbabwe "at a time when the country was faced with numerous difficulties."
Nkomo also called for the continuation of Iran's support and skilled assistance in the fields of water and power.