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US has arrested Iranian scientist

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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 07:35 PM
More tit-for-tat here ?

This one sounds like the same old same old !

Now it's an Iranian "semiconductor" scientist !!

They say it's a violation U.S. export laws .......

Published January 26, 2012 Associated Press -- FoxNews

WASHINGTON – The United States has arrested and charged an Iranian semiconductor scientist with violating U.S. export laws by buying high-tech U.S. lab equipment, a development likely to further worsen Iranian-U.S. tensions.

Prison records show the U.S. has been holding Seyed Mojtaba Atarodi, 54, a microchip expert and assistant professor at Tehran's prestigious Sharif University of Technology, in a federal facility in Dublin, Calif., outside San Francisco. The Iranian interest section in the Pakistani embassy in Washington said it was aware of the arrest.

The arrest comes as the U.S., Israel and their allies are using diplomacy, sanctions and intelligence efforts to try to cripple what they suspect is Iran's drive to lay the foundations of a nuclear weapons program.

Atarodi is listed as the author or coauthor of dozens of scientific papers dealing with microchip technology, though none appears to be explicitly related to military work. U.S. officials in the past have targeted suspected export control violators dealing in so-called dual-use technology, which can have both civilian and military applications.

The U.S. and Israel, meanwhile, are believed to have recruited Iranian scientists as agents or encouraged them to defect. Some other Iranian researchers say they have been subject to harassment.

US has arrested Iranian scientist

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 07:55 PM
its like "Iranian Iron Man"- 2012

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 08:44 PM
OP I am unsure what to think of this
except to say the timing certainly
stinks, but perhaps on purpose.
Interested in seeing what others
think. I wouldn't think Iran would
be very pleased!

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 09:43 PM
Absolutely! More prococations.......The US and Isreal have every intention of backing Iran into any corner available.....
War will be inevitable oif the people do not check the goverments desire for it....
This type of propaganda and provocation will just keep getting worse till the iranians strike back in a way that could be causus belli, and we will happily go to war with them.....
If the iranis dont do it, then it will be done for them by black ops in a false flag.....

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 08:19 AM
For some reason this reminds me of the internment of Japanese American citizens in WWII

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