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China, Russia, Iran

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posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 05:42 AM

A plot to smuggle nuclear weapons materials to Iran through unwitting banks has been uncovered. Authorities first stumbled over the scheme seven months ago in an unrelated probe into Iranian money-laundering through Lloyd's Bank [UK].

"In January [2009], Lloyd's paid a $350 million fine to settle accusations it "stripped" information from Iranian money transfers to New York banks, hiding where the cash came from."

A Chinese national has been accused of setting up a handful of fake companies to hide that he was selling millions of dollars in potential nuclear materials to Tehran.

It is alledged by US authorities, that between 2006 and late 2008, various banned materials were shipped from China to Iran including,

53,900 pounds of maraging steel rods, a superhard metal used in uranium enrichment and to make the casings for nuclear bombs.

33,000 pounds of a specialised aluminum alloy used almost exclusively in long-range missile production.

66,000 pounds of tungsten copper plate, which is used in missile guidance systems.

The recipient is believed to have been a subsidiary of the Iranian Defense Ministry.

Russia, China boost Iran's ICBM program

New Weapons Out of China, Russia

How China Russia Iran Could Defeat The US Part 2


February 2008 - The failed takeover bid of U.S. computer communications maker 3Com by [Huawei] a Chinese military related company.
According to the above article "The Chinese company, Huawei, was directly linked by several intelligence reports to supplying air defense and communications networks to Saddam Hussein and the Taliban."

"Secretary of Defense Robert Gates revealed that he was completely in the dark about the deal. The admission by Gates echoed similar confessions by the Pentagon top brass that they also were unaware of the buyout.

The Defense Department and the U.S. intelligence agencies were surprised by the proposed deal and had to scramble in order to get it reviewed for national security reasons."

Irancell Confident With Huawei Partnership

BT network 'vulnerable to Chinese attack'

"Spy chiefs have reportedly briefed ministers that Huawei hardware bought by BT could be hijacked by China to cripple the UK's communications infrastructure....In 2005 the Chinese firm [Huawei] won contracts to provide access nodes and optical equipment for the core of the new [BT] network."

China, Russia Eye Telecoms Deals

posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 09:41 AM
Obama: Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile activity poses a real threat to its neighbors

Britain calls for united front to deal with Iran

posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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