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Iran renaming ships to circumvent arms, nuclear sanctions

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posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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A report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says Iran has been re-naming cargo ships to avoid sanctions.

They apparently have been doing this for a year or so to circumvent sanctions on arms transfers and the supply of nuclear-related equipment !!!

Is this a surprise ?

The report mentions that 90 or so ships have been re-named.
All are "owned" by Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.


01/30/2012 20:14 -- JPost

According to the report, the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) has renamed a total of 90 out of its 123 ships since 2008. The company has also reflagged a significant percentage of its fleet, which dropped off the list of the top 100 fleets in the world last April. It previously was ranked as the 23rd largest container line in the world.



Israel has captured a number of Iranian arms ships transferring weaponry to terrorists groups in the region in recent years. Last week, The Jerusalem Post reported on efforts by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz to recruit EU countries to help counter Iranian smuggling throughout the region. Gantz raised the issue with European counterparts he met at NATO headquarters earlier this month.

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines has renamed 90 of its 123 ships since 2008 in efforts to dodge sanctions, study finds; "Iranian ships are being shuffled like a deck of cards in a Las Vegas casino.”


The report does not mention any oil tankers

Hmmm.




posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Hmm...Jerusalem is Israel's largest city. Hmm...I wonder if they have any reason to make such claims....and why they didn't link the "report" in their article?

Oh, I know! They hate Iran!



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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Well, good for them.
If it was my country under such an offensive I'd be pissed if my gov't didn't stand up in whatever means it can.
Why would they just bow down and accept what other nations decides about what they can or cannot do???
WOULD YOU?
Would any american accept all this against his own country?



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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Isn't it common practice to have your ship fly the flag of some other nation? Like malta for example? If I'm not mistaken that's how they work.



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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Here is a wiki with a very very ironic reference ....


The maritime fleet of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL Group) comprises 115 ocean-going vessels with the total capacity of 3.3 million tons deadweight (DWT). The ownership structure of the fleet comprises 87 ocean-going vessels in IRISL and 28 different types of ships under the flag of subsidiaries,

[color=gold] including Khazar Shipping,


Valfajr as well as Iran-India Shipping Companies. They are manned by 6,000 Iranian personnel including shore staff, masters, deck and engine officers as well as ratings, who work under the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, international waters and various ports of the world.


IRISL Group

Khazar Sea Shipping Lines !!



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 05:18 PM
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This is the excuse they will use to blame any ship they want as "Iranian" origin.

The boat was flying a Bohemian flag with a Venezuelan captain based out of New Zealand. But Iran did it.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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Superman... here I thought Superman had everything... Strength, stamina and intelligence.. Ok, so 2 out of 3 isn't bad.

Just because Israel hates Iran, means that anything they say is wrong? Of course they would be biased.... who wouldn't be? I love how humans expect other humans to act "not human"

OR, it just gives the hounds a reason to discredit anything they say... If Iran had published this article, you'd call it a Israeli IDF conspiracy..

Sometimes a duck is just that, a duck!

Israel is a fester in the middle east. Iran wants a Nuke. The US sticks its nose where it doesn't belong. We have all been on the same planet while all this took place. What do we do to fix it? Continue on the same path?

Something has got to give. I think they need to start putting a sedative in the drinking water...well, a stronger one!
edit on 31-1-2012 by KillShotMi because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 01:57 PM
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Originally posted by KillShotMi
reply to post by superman2012
 


Superman... here I thought Superman had everything... Strength, stamina and intelligence.. Ok, so 2 out of 3 isn't bad.

Just because Israel hates Iran, means that anything they say is wrong? Of course they would be biased.... who wouldn't be? I love how humans expect other humans to act "not human"

OR, it just gives the hounds a reason to discredit anything they say... If Iran had published this article, you'd call it a Israeli IDF conspiracy..

Sometimes a duck is just that, a duck!

Israel is a fester in the middle east. Iran wants a Nuke. The US sticks its nose where it doesn't belong. We have all been on the same planet while all this took place. What do we do to fix it? Continue on the same path?

Something has got to give. I think they need to start putting a sedative in the drinking water...well, a stronger one!
edit on 31-1-2012 by KillShotMi because: (no reason given)


I also have patience, which is why I ask for a source. Any other source besides one based out of Israel. If anyone else published this you have no idea what I would think. Don't think you know me because you are able to post on a forum.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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Sorcha Faal BS.

Move along people



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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Here is a Reuters article:


(Reuters) - Iranian traffickers, trying to dodge an embargo imposed by Western nations over Iran's nuclear program, are smuggling weapons on container ships owned by firms from the countries that imposed the sanctions, a think-tank said on Monday.

"By using respectable mainstream European shipping companies in countries such as Germany and France, they make them their unwitting accomplices," said Hugh Griffiths, a researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

reuters


They still refer to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by chaakin
Sorcha Faal BS.

Move along people


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Is She connected to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ??

The article seems to "regular" for Her bazaar works



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