US concerned about Africa’s growing ties with Iran, Russia
The US is worried about Africa’s growing ties with Iran and Russia and is attempting to prevent African countries from developing such cooperation, the East African website reported.
The US Treasury’s Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson, who met and held talks with Kenya’s President William Ruto on Friday, warned its allies to be wary of the two countries' "economic reputation".
He claimed that by doing so, the US was not in any way interfering with the bilateral ties of either Kenya or any other country.
In June, Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi traveled to the three East African nation of Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe. After returning to /Tehran, he described the continent as a land of opportunities with huge potential.
Seeing the faith, anti-colonialism spirit, and courage of the Iranian people following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, African nations were drawn to this Revolution and the system that came out of it, Raeisi said.