Skip to comments.Chinese firm tied to steel used in Iran nukes
Posted on 01/23/2011 10:13:31 PM PST by Nachum
The State Department in 2009 sought the Chinese government's help in blocking a sale to Iran of 25 tons of specialty steel for Tehran's defense industry to be used in building nuclear-related centrifuges, according to a classified department cable. "Post is instructed to inform appropriate-level Chinese officials of this transaction, and request that they investigate the entity and individuals involved," according to the cable, which is labeled "secret." It noted that the Chinese were to be told that the company faces sanctions for the proposed sale under U.S. law. (Snip) An earlier State Department cable revealed that China helped North
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This is the reason why the U.S. should leave from the Missile Technology Control Regime
Is this from another Wikileak?
With Chinese quality, that sale might have helped screw up Iran’s centrifuges.
LOL So right, remembering chinese sheetrock. Go to HomoDepot and compare chinese pipe fittings to good old USA one, no comparison on quality. Why would anything with china be different? Its not!
Good luck, Iran, with that “high quality chinese steel”.
I would encourage our state department to do everything they can to PROMOTE Chinese metal sales to the Iranians.
There is no supplier of poorer quality metal on the planet, unless it’s some guy smelting iron in his backyard. Chinese metallurgy is absolute crap, approximately the level of the US in the 1920s.
So, (wink, wink) help the Chinese sell the Iranians all they want.