A Taiwanese company agreed to a request from a firm in China to procure sensitive components with nuclear uses, then shipped them to Iran, the firm's head said Friday. Such transactions violate U.N. sanctions imposed on the Middle Eastern nation.The Chinese selling nuke tech to Iran through Taiwan? Isn't this an argument for making Taiwan a formal member of international organizations?
The admission by Steven Lin of Hsinchu-based Heli-Ocean Technology Co. Ltd. comes amid an international effort led by the United States to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. While Lin said he didn't know whether the parts -- a vital component in the production of weapons-grade uranium -- were eventually used by Iran militarily, he did acknowledge that they have nuclear applications.
Could US Middle Eastern
Analysts in Beijing must laugh themselves to sleep every night at how cataclysmically, world-historically stupid American Middle Eastern policy is.
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