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Iranian President Raisi Accuses West of Promoting Homosexuality During Uganda Visit

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi used his visit to Uganda to criticize Western attitudes towards homosexuality, coinciding with the introduction of stringent anti-gay laws in the country.

Raisi, on a mission to strengthen ties during the first visit by an Iranian leader to Africa in over a decade, expressed his opposition to Western promotion of homosexuality, stating that it aimed to halt human procreation.

The legislation signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in May includes severe punishments for same-sex relations, including life imprisonment for consensual acts and the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality.”

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During a press conference with Museveni, Raisi accused the West of acting against the traditions and culture of nations. He also offered support for Uganda’s controversial project to build an oil refinery and pipeline, despite opposition from environmental groups and legal challenges.

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Raisi emphasized that Tehran was ready to share its oil industry expertise, contrasting it with the alleged lack of interest from Western powers in supporting resource-rich countries seeking independence.

The visit to Uganda and an upcoming trip to Zimbabwe are part of Iran’s efforts to alleviate its international isolation. Raisi’s diplomatic activities included a meeting with Kenyan President William Ruto in Nairobi, where the two leaders signed memoranda of understanding in various sectors.

Iranian President Raisi Accuses West of Promoting Homosexuality During Uganda Visit

Iran has sought to enhance economic and trade ties with African nations, highlighting common political views and pursuing opportunities for cooperation.

Iran’s intensified diplomatic engagements aim to mitigate the impact of sanctions imposed after the United States withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018. Recent developments include Iran’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the restoration of ties with Saudi Arabia.

In June, President Raisi conducted a Latin American tour, visiting Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Indonesia.

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