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Exclusive: Iran flouts U.N. sanctions, sends arms to Syria: panel
Reuters ^ | Wed May 16, 2012 9:55pm EDT | Louis Charbonneau

Posted on 05/16/2012 8:57:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Syria remains the top destination for Iranian arms shipments in violation of a U.N. Security Council ban on weapons exports by the Islamic Republic, according to a confidential report on Iran sanctions-busting seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Iran, like Russia, is one of Syria's few allies as it presses ahead with a 14-month old assault on opposition forces determined to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

News of the panel's report came as Tehran and the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency try narrow their differences on how to tackle concerns over Iran's atomic program, and as Iran prepares for talks with the five permanent council members and Germany in Iraq next week.

The new report, submitted by a panel of sanctions-monitoring experts to the Security Council's Iran sanctions committee, said the panel investigated three large illegal shipments of Iranian weapons over the past year.

"Iran has continued to defy the international community through illegal arms shipments," it stated. "Two of these cases involved (Syria), as were the majority of cases inspected by the Panel during its previous mandate, underscoring that Syria continues to be the central party to illicit Iranian arms transfers."

The third shipment involved rockets that Britain said last year were headed for Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

"The Panel recommends the designation (blacklisting) of two entities related to these interdictions," it said. "The report also takes note of information concerning arms shipments by Iran to other destinations." …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arms; duplicate; iran; syria; un
Captain Obvious weeps.
1 posted on 05/16/2012 8:57:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

So, how many times are you going to post this?

2 posted on 05/16/2012 9:01:19 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
As many times as the board’s software wants to, apparently. I hit the post button only once.
3 posted on 05/16/2012 9:08:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Among the items Iran has attempted to procure for its nuclear program, the panel said, were nuclear-grade graphite, high-strength aluminum, aluminum, powder, specialized alloys, maraging steel, carbon fiber, magnets, vacuum pumps, turbines, electrical switchboards and helium gas detectors.

The us in the 40's made centrifuges with 1940's aluminum and made pretty a good bomb ... the stuff mentioned here is for a ballistic missile with a carbon fiber nosecone/ reentry device. The UN and the rest of the world better get off the pot soon or we're all gonna pay ....

4 posted on 05/16/2012 9:20:53 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Robe

The UN’s been on the pot since 1947. Korea and Vietnam can be pinned on them among the many other travesties they are responsible for during their misbegotten existence.

5 posted on 05/16/2012 9:23:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Iran, Russia, and China are selling Syria weapons.

6 posted on 05/16/2012 10:54:27 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: Thunder90

Nobody’s got the guts to place the latter two in an “axis of evil”, in spite of their deeds convicting them on that score.

7 posted on 05/17/2012 12:30:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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IBTL! (In before the lock)

8 posted on 05/17/2012 2:48:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time --
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