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Sweden: Iranian Charged With Smuggling Nuke Enrichment Equipment to Iran


World  (tags: Iran, Nuclear Enrichment, Sweden, EU Sanctions, smuggle )

Rob and J
- 753 days ago - thelocal.se
A man from southern Sweden, with Swedish citizenship originally from Iran, has been charged for attempting to smuggle equipment to Iran which can be used to enrich uranium, in violation of EU sanctions



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Rob and Jay B. (121)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 12:56 am
Using a company based in a flat in Lund, the man allegedly planned to ship advanced vacuum pumps to Iran, according to a report by Sveriges Television (SVT).

The scheme was revealed, however, when Swedish customs officials carried out a random check on a shipment which was officially destined for Dubai, but included boxes with labels indicating their final destination was Tehran.

While the pumps and valves included in the shipment can be used in the dairy or fuel industries, Daniel Nord from the Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls (Inspektionen för Strategiska Produkter, ISP), believed the equipment was meant for other purposes.

"These are no ordinary vacuum pumps," he told SVT.

"They're the kind that is necessary to enrich uranium."

The pumps found in the shipment allegedly destined for Tehran are on an increasingly long list of products prohibited by the EU from being sold to Iran stemming from concerns about the country's intention to develop nuclear weapons.

The man charged in the case, a Swedish citizen originally from Iran, denies committing any crime.

The case, which is expected to come to trial in January, represents the first time charges have been filed in Sweden alleging someone violated sanctions against Iran, prosecutor Agnetha Hilding-Qvarnström.
 

Carola May (20)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:01 am
That was one alert customs official! Give that person a rise in pay! One must wonder how many more things like this slip through since they are random tests, or in countries where they may not check at all? Scary...
 

Hilary S. (45)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 2:26 am
the story gives the impression that dubai would be complicit in iran's nuclear plans. what concerns me here is that australia's qantas has just joined forces with emirates, and i wonder what position that places australia in?
 

Jennifer Ward (40)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:36 am
Deport these traitors.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:52 am
ANY package being sent to ANY Middle Eastern destination must be checked. Notice how it was going to Dubai but ultimately for Iran. That means people in Dubai are implicit in the scheme. Muslims countries have no problem shipping to their fellow terrorist Iran. Thank God this customs official was sharp. To make sure security is not dependent on one or a few sharp individuals, widespread scrutiny of any package destined for any Muslim country must be implemented.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (395)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:54 am
Thank God for this customs official.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:58 am
Jail this "Swede" for treason! Muslims who truly follow Muhammad's Islam will do anything to infiltrate Western countries to destroy us from within. This includes becoming a citizen, like this Muslim did. There are some who truly escape from Iran and do not support it, and even within Iran many are abandoning Islam to follow the Holy Bible. Some are able to leave Iran for freedom in the West, and I support them. So I won't say things like 'send them all back' because we don't know who is here for what motive. But we can monitor activity while they live in Western countries (the innocent ones would understand why), we can resist bowing to Islam (non-supporters of Muhammad's Islam would have no problem with this) and we can monitor shipments to Muslim countries.
 

Rob and Jay B. (121)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:44 am
Rahman Q, Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates are working with the Saudis, spending their billions in oil profits, to spread Orthodox Islam throughout the West and they are all funding Orthodox Muslim atrocities around the world daily to establish Shariah zones.

Here's another article we posted today about how these bigots are working with the collusion of Western 'leaders' and media to destroy civilization:
http://www.care2.com/news/member/296771588/3495162
 

Roger Garin-michaud (114)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 12:11 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Stan B. (123)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:11 pm
We are going to wake up one morning and hear on a news report that Iran has just announced that it has developed a nuclear weapon and all the dumb dhimmis are going to scratch their heads and say, " How did that happen?"
 

Beth S. (334)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:42 pm
Iranians can't wait to have the Mahdi come, and will do anything to cause the disaster they think will make it happen.
 

Tommy S. (11)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:28 pm

If this man is muslim-- he like all good muslims is only loyal to the umma-- and follows the example of muhammed whom as we know was an upright ,honest,truthful,charitable peace monger who believed forgiveness the greatest of all virtues (ROFL)
 

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 10:51 pm
Good for that Customs Agent!!!
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Friday December 7, 2012, 7:58 am
"The man charged in the case, a Swedish citizen originally from Iran, denies committing any crime."

No crime? You know this raises a difficult question. Here in the United States we have a history of not treating recent immigrants well, for several generations often, until they are fully assimilated, my own ancestry is 1005 Swedish and we were treated that way as were the Irish, Germans, etc. The worst was when we interred citizens of Japanese ancestry during WWII, well maybe second worst, as African Americans, though not voluntary immigrants, still suffer significantly in most areas of our society. So, perhaps, we are overly sensitive to this issue. But it is also the stated goal of Islam to conquer the world and their means is stealth, from within - yet we have many Muslim American citizens who say their allegiance is to America as it is, secular. But, things like this make me wonder if that is true, certainly it is of some, but I know there must be others (here in MN a recent trial found a "janitor" guilty of recruiting and send young Somali men, some born here, to Somalia as warriors for Al-Shabab) so the question becomes who do you trust, believe and who do you not? And how do you make a distinction? Are Muslims actually capable of embracing a secular life outside their homes and being satisfied with keeping their faith and traditions confined to their homes and mosques? Not really, or not all, as we have had instances where women have attempted to refuse to be photographed unmasked for drivers licenses, one woman, on trial for funneling money to terrorist organizations refused to stand when the judge entered the courtroom because that would somehow affront the "prophet". She changed her mind after a few nights in jail for contempt of court.

But even that begs the larger question. How do we know who is a safe Muslim and who is not? Can we know? In a free society there is tremendous latitude in how people behave, our laws are designed to allow us to live together in large groups safely, not to proscribe behavior normally other than that which causes or may cause harm to others or self. So, is our growing Muslim population really a modern trojan horse? Some of it? All of it? How we deal with this question may determine our future. There are extremist factions on both sides of the issue already. But this isn't common just to the US, as this article points out, it is endemic the world over. This is more than a simple clash between east and west and one wonders how this turns out in the end. When one side is dedicated to secular and religious freedom and the other to conquering the world and instituting Sharia everywhere. Apart from climate change which may ultimately settle the issue completely and in no one's favor, I think this is the struggle that will dominate this century and perhaps much of the next. Trust no one? Trust everyone until they prove they can't be trusted? Many questions without good answers at this time in history.
 
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