Malaysian middlemen for Iran through the good name of U.S. military equipment and technology
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Song China Global Times special correspondent reports: According to the U.S. 14, Bloomberg News reported that U.S. officials and analysts say Iran is now by the middle of Malaysia providers, to avoid trade restrictions, illegal access to U.S. military equipment and technology.
U.S. court documents show that since 2008, the United States has been accused of or sentenced at least six of them from the Malaysian middlemen suspected cases. It is alleged that the bombers brokers and other related components needed to give Iran’s nuclear facilities and ballistic missile trafficking related to the project company. An anonymous source said that many of the Malaysian cargo ship is currently under investigation.
United States has accused Iran of developing nuclear weapons, funding terrorist organizations and banned most trade between the United States and Iraq. However, this incident shows that the U.S. inability to protect its military secrets and equipment will not be Iran’s acquisition.
these intermediaries was also active in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. According to the U.S. Justice Department counter-espionage department head, said Stephen temperature Pa Lake, a year ago from the UAE to take stringent measures against illegal exports, these brokers are turning to Malaysia, the outflow from the country the number of U.S. military equipment and technology began to increase.
Pa Lake said in an interview: “More and more U.S. military equipment and technology through out Malaysia, we see that there are Iranian front companies in Malaysia, from Dubai to strengthen controls after this in Malaysia class is also increasing the number of front companies. “
Pa Lake, said the Iranian government shows a wish to obtain a list of military equipment, and then handed to the hands of middlemen, and they are in the United States and other National search for these goods.
American Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, president of the former Iraq weapons inspector David Albright pointed out that when brokers countries to strengthen surveillance activities, these people will move to other China to continue its activities. He believes that the activities of middlemen in Malaysia to the United States “constitutes a threat to” improve “Iran’s military capabilities and nuclear capability.”
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, said brokers in Dubai and Malaysia to the United States through the electronic equipment illegally smuggled to Iran, some of which are used by Iraq roadside bomb the same type of electronic equipment.
illegal brokers in Malaysia for the U.S. to provide Iran with weapons and technology, will the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and the Hashemite Adar embassy spokesman in Washington declined to comment .
March this year, the U.S. government is responsible for managing an international web of Iranian Majid Kaka Frederick allegations that he purchased from the United States thousands of military and commercial goods, after illegally shipped through Malaysia to Iran. According to the U.S. government said that in the recipients of these items, there are two Iranian nuclear and ballistic missile programs and the Iranian military companies. Court documents show the United States, Germany and the United States in the Pan-card companies to hide the product they purchase will be shipped to Iran the facts. In March, he was arrested in France. Currently, the U.S. government is trying to be extradited to Washington.
February this year, the U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia James Keith said in a speech in Washington, the formation of Malaysia should be a strong system to control exports. He called on Malaysia should control the transfer of sensitive technology (including nuclear and missile-related technology) to make greater contributions to international mechanisms.