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Nuclear Warhead Parts Bound for Iran Seized in South Korea, Malaysia

posted at 4:09 pm on March 18, 2011 by

The seizures took place over the last six months, but are only now being leaked to the media:

“The South Korea authorities found more than 400 suspicious tubes among cargo at Seoul airport last December,” one diplomat told AFP, giving details from a report to the UN Iran Sanctions Committee.

The tubes could be used for nuclear facilities, the diplomat said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the seizures have not been made public.

“Last September, aluminium powder that can be used for rockets was found on a ship in Singapore harbour,” the diplomat added.

This story gives news of what appears to be a third seizure of illicit materials bound for Iran discovered at a port in Malaysia:

Two containers seized by the police from a ship anchored at West Port here recently contained weapon components, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar confirmed Thursday.

He said the ship from China was bound for Iran and that police intercepted it based on intelligence.

“The parts were labelled as boiler parts. Detailed investigations are being carried out with the help of Interpol and relevant experts,” he told a press conference after attending a grant presentation ceremony for upgrading Malaysian maritime security here.

I realize longtime defender of Iran’s honor and former head of the IAEA, Mohamed ElBaradei is busy running for President of Egypt, but maybe someone could squeeze in a question about this?

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Yeah, but they were merely intended for peaceful purposes.


LegendHasIt on March 19, 2011 at 12:44 AM

All hail the Holy Islamic Peace Bomb!

Open hand my #$% eyeball. You gotta love the Smart Power.

hillbillyjim on March 19, 2011 at 7:59 AM

These parts seem to be for centrifuges, NOT nuclear weapons parts.

Shambhala on March 19, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Iran can not even powder their own aluminium. Sand paper, and beer cans, dude.

Slowburn on March 20, 2011 at 1:57 AM

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