As sanctions bit, Iranian executives bought African passports

More than 100 of 155 people who had their Comoros passports cancelled in January were Iranians. (Reuters) By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and David Lewis June 29, 2018 In January, the Comoros Islands quietly cancelled a batch of its passports that foreigners had bought in recent years. The tiny nation off the east coast of Africa [...]

By |June 29th, 2018|Africa, Comoros|

Comoros Defense Minister: We are firmly facing the Iranian project

Defense Minister of the Comoros Yousuf Mohamed Ali. (Asharq Al-Awsat) By Fateh al-Rahman Youssef December 1, 2017 Defense Minister of the Comoros, Yousuf Mohamed Ali, said that his country would continue to confront the Iranian project with “determination and firmness”, as long as it tries to exploit his country’s economic needs and poverty to [...]

By |December 1st, 2017|Africa, Comoros|

Comoros’ President: ‘Boycotting Qatar is a must, Iran won’t be allowed to pass its agenda’

President of Comoros Azali Assoumani. Reuters June 26, 2017 President of the Comoros Azali Assoumani confirmed that his country stands with Saudi Arabia against all forms of terrorism targeting it no matter from which side. He said that the Kingdom plays a pivotal role in achieving political and security stability at the regional [...]

By |June 26th, 2017|Comoros, Qatar|

Comoros shuts down Iran fronts for ‘spreading Shi’ism’

Image of The Union of the Comoros flag [Pymouss/Wikipedia] January 19, 2017 The Union of the Comoros completely closed down several Iranian organisations yesterday, after authorities accused them of attempting to infiltrate the African island nation and “spreading Shia ideology”. Online news site Alkhaleej Online cited the Comorian authorities as stating that the Iranian front [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Comoros|

The Union of the Comoros has recalled its ambassador from Tehran as a sign of solidarity with Saudi Arabia

The Union of the Comoros has recalled its ambassador from Tehran as a sign of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, following angry protests in Tehran over Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, AVA Diplomatic reports. In a statement, Comoros Ministry of External Relations and Cooperation reiterated solidarity and friendship with Saudi Arabia [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Comoros, Saudi Arabia|

‘Huge gaffe’ sparks row between Libya, Iran in Comoros

President of Comoros Azali Assoumani. (Reuters) October 14, 2014 The government of the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros was in hot water Monday after giving Libya and Iran the go-ahead to build their embassies on the same plot of land. "It's more than an unpleasant situation or a misunderstanding," a foreign ministry official [...]

By |October 14th, 2014|Comoros, Libya|

Comoros-Iran Foreign Relations

Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012. (AP) By Ariel Farrar-Wellman  March 2, 2010 Since 2006, Comoros and Iran have begun to explore the prospect of bilateral relations. A Comorian delegation visiting Iran in 2006 concluded their trip by signing a memoranda of understanding on economic issues and [...]

By |March 2nd, 2010|Comoros|

Comoros President To Visit Iran

  Posted on 5 May 2009 23:36:11 BST by Cindy The Ahmadinejad-supporting media in Iran reported that on orders of the president, a plane is to be sent soon to the Comoros Islands to bring Comoros President Ahmad Abdallah Sambi to Tehran for a visit. Sambi previously visited Iran in June 2008. Source: ("Source: Aftab, Iran, April 30, 2009") [...]

By |May 5th, 2009|Comoros|

Investigation by Egyptian Daily Al-Ahram Finds Iranian Involvement, Shi’ization in Comoros Islands

Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims gather as they commemorate the Arbaeen outside of Imam al-Hussein shrine in Karbala, Iraq, November 10, 2017. (Reuters) Recently, Iran has been showing increased interest in the Union of the Comoros, the island nation off Africa's east coast. Historically, the inhabitants of this nation's three component islands were mostly Shi'ite, [...]

By |July 28th, 2008|Comoros|