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Haaretz WikiLeaks Exclusive / Chinese Company Selling Chemical Weapons Equipment To Iran
Haaretz ^ | 22 April 2011 | Yossi Melman

Posted on 04/22/2011 4:33:44 AM PDT by edpc

Near the city of Qom, Iran has a secret plant that is part of its chemical weapons program, according to a secret U.S. cable sent by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which is part of the WikiLeaks documents obtained by Haaretz. Clinton instructed the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to take action against a Chinese company that is involved in the transfer of equipment, know-how and technology to Iran.

The document, dated July 24, 2009, reveals American concerns about the company, Zibo Chemet, which has supplied vital equipment for Iran's chemical-weapons program. Such sales are forbidden, according to the regulations of the Australia Group, which supervises the sale of sensitive chemical technology, equipment and materials. China is member of that group. According to the cable, "We have new information indicating that Zibo Chemet transferred technology for the production of glass-lined reactor equipment to Iranian customers, significantly enhancing Iran's ability to produce indigenously chemical equipment suitable for a chemical warfare program."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chemicalweapons; china; iran; middleeast
The equipment supplied by Zibo Chemet includes technology and expertise that would allow the Iranian company to produce glass-lined reactor vessels resistant to the chemicals they contain. The raw chemicals from which weapons such as nerve gas are produced are placed into these containers, which must be glass-coated so the chemicals don't eat away at the containers and evaporate into the air.

No doubt Iran will claim it's for pharmaceuticals.

1 posted on 04/22/2011 4:33:51 AM PDT by edpc
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2 posted on 04/22/2011 4:39:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize ;-{))
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Thanks edpc. Sure would be easier for Hitlery to sell this story had she and Zero (et al) not intervened in Libya first.


3 posted on 04/22/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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