Niger Termination of U.S. Military Ties Followed Accusation of Iran Uranium Deal

March 17, 2024


Michael R. Gordon, Gabriele Steinhauser, Laurence Norman, and Michael M. Phillips


Wall Street Journal

Niger ended its counterterrorism alliance with the United States after U.S. officials expressed concerns that Niger was in secret talks to provide Iran with access to its uranium reserves. Niger and Iran reportedly signed a preliminary agreement, but the deal was not finalized as of February 2024. U.S. officials also raised concerns about the arrival of Russian military equipment and trainers to Niger. The country's ruling junta denied the allegations.