Nigeria Dismisses Reports about N. Deal with Iran

A03183821.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Nigerian foreign minister said Monday that it had no nuclear deal with Iran.

Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ojo Maduekwe made the remarks in Abuja while briefing newsmen following a meeting with a US government delegation.

The minister was reacting to speculations that Nigeria might have signed a nuclear deal with Iran on Aug. 28 in Abuja.

During the August meeting, the Iranian and Nigerian officials voiced readiness for future cooperation in the field of civilian nuclear technology.

The delegation included David Kramer, US assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, and his deputy, Jeffery Krilla.

According to Maduekwe, there is no agreement signed by the government with Iran on nuclear weapon, adding that Nigeria is a very responsible member of the international community and would always be so.

He said the Nigerian federal government showed that in the way she painfully handed over the Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon.

“On the issue of nonproliferation of nuclear energy, we are absolutely in tandem with the international community,” he said.

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