Why is Ghana "hobnobbing" with Iran? – Prof Bluwey

General News of Thursday, 18 April 2013

Source: radioxyzonline.com

Mahama Ahmed

International relations expert Professor Keith Bluwey has said that he does not understand why Ghana is entertaining President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran since the country is an “enemy of the West”.

Professor Bluwey’s comment comes after President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday stated that Ghana would not cut ties with Iran because of that country’s problems with some Western countries. Professor Bluwey accused President Mahama of failing to understand the complex nature of international politics.

Professor Bluwey prior to the Iran’s leader’s visit cautioned Ghana to tread cautiously or risk hurting the sensibilities of its western partners who are enemies to Iran.

Speaking to XYZ News after the visit of President Ahmadinejad to Ghana, Professor Bluwey stated that, it would be difficult for Ghana’s western partners to support the country if it continues to make friends with Iran.

“You go on hobnobbing with Iran and all these people…Iran that is an avowed enemy of Israel, an enemy of the west and the next day you would turn to America that they should help you with your budget?” he said.

Professor Bluwey added: “If we are pointing this out to the government and they don’t pipe down then they can go ahead”.