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Startling Revelations from an Iranian Smuggling Case in Hamburg
ALGEMEINER.com - Commentary-Opinion ^ | September 17, 2013 | by Matthias Kuentzel

Posted on 09/18/2013 1:43:22 AM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "I rarely attend trials, but this one is special. On July 24, 2013, the main hearing in the case of German businessman Rudolf M. and Iranian-Germans Gholamali K., Kianzad K., and Hamid Kh. opened at Hamburg’s Higher Regional Court. The defendants are charged with exporting 92 German-produced specialized valves for use in Iran’s Arak plutonium reactor and arranging the shipment of 856 nuclear-usable valves from India to Iran in 2010 and 2011.

The reasons why the UN Security Council has ordered Iran to halt the construction of the Arak reactor are compelling. If this nuclear plant comes online in 2014, as the Iranians anticipate, it could produce enough weapons-grade plutonium for two bombs a year. The smuggling of nuclear valves from Germany is therefore of exceptional significance and tops the latest UN list of reported alleged violations of the sanction regime against Iran.

Recently, an important detail of this smuggling operation was revealed on the German public television current affairs program, Fakt: “German officials clearly (knew) about this illegal trade since 2009 and did nothing about it for years.” How so? Did such an explosive shipment really take place before the very eyes of the German security services?"

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
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Iranian Representative To IAEA: Construction of Arak Reactor Underway Successfully

(”Source: Fars, Iran, June 11, 2009”) via THE MEMRI BLOG.org ^ | Posted June 11, 2009 | n/a
Posted on June 14, 2009 1:02:37 AM PDT by Cindy

Note: The following blog entry is a quote:

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Iranian Representative To IAEA: Construction of Arak Reactor Underway Successfully

Iran’s representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ali-Asghar Soltanieh, said today that the construction of the Arak reactor is currently underway successfully.

Soltanieh made the remarks in response to questions about Iran’s refusal to allow inspection of its Arak reactor.

He said, “The IAEA secretary-general has repeatedly announced that no evidence had been found on Iran’s diversion from peaceful nuclear activities... [IAEA chief] Mohamed ElBaradei has released two reports confirming that all nuclear issues have been settled.”

Source: Fars, Iran, June 11, 2009

Posted at: 2009-06-11


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A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


3 posted on 09/18/2013 1:45:13 AM PDT by Cindy
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