Saturday, May 27, 2006
Report: Missile Parts, 'Dual-Use' Materials Illegally Shipped to Iran Through Turkey
1938 Alert from AP, with thanks to Jeffrey Imm:
ANKARA, Turkey — An Iranian-owned company, based in Turkey, has illegally shipped alleged guided missile parts as well as "dual use" nuclear-related material to Iran, including high-strength aluminum tubes, according to a recent Turkish government report obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.
The company imported the material to Turkey, the supposed end-user, from dozens of firms around the world, including the United States, and then shipped them to Iran apparently after falsifying documents to hide the nature of the material, customs inspectors said in the report dated May 12.