Iran’s Ahmadinejad visits Mugabe
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is visiting Zimbabwe to open Zimbabwe’s annual trade fair. That surely indicates how isolated Iran really is over its obnoxious and disingenuous nuclear programme. The trip’s been condemned by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change as a meeting of despots which could further isolate Harare. That comment shows just how dysfunctional the country’s so-called unity government really is. Zimbabwe’s state media lauded Ahmadinejad’s visit as part of a drive to strengthen ties between countries that eschew the West. Ahmadinejad was met at Harare’s international airport by Mugabe and Zanu-PF cabinet ministers, while Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and ministers from the Movement for Democratic Change were notably absent. May the farce be with you.