Zimbabwe is willing to supply uranium to Iran
Mr. Speaker, our government is deeply concerned by reports that Zimbabwe is willing to supply uranium to Iran.
Iranian authorities have refused to fully co-operate with the International Atomic Energy Agency to address international concerns about the nature of its nuclear program.
As a result of Iran’s continued non-compliance, the UN Security Council adopted resolutions 1737 in 2006 and 1803 in 2008, which clearly prohibit the supply of uranium to Iran.
Canada strictly adheres to these international legal obligations to prevent the sale or transfer of uranium to Iran. Zimbabwe should immediately cancel any plans it may have to facilitate Iranian acquisition of uranium.
Our government will strongly oppose any attempt to circumvent these important UN Security Council resolutions.