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Friday, March 09, 2007

Dubai Ports: Update

Source: Iran Focus

What was it President Bush said way back when about the Dubai Ports deal, oh yeah ""I don't understand why it's OK for a British company to operate our ports but not a company from the Middle East when we've already determined security is not an issue,"

Well, maybe this...
A Dubai-based company owned by the Iranian government has been used by Iran's Ministry of Defence to procure a key component needed for production of nuclear bombs, Iran Focus has learnt.

Sources inside the Iranian government have informed Iran Focus that the Dubai-based Gulf Resources Development Corporation (GRDC) has smuggled sizeable quantities of a type of graphite known as ceramic matrix composite (CMC) from China to Iran.

Ceramic matrix composite is used in the construction of nuclear bombs and preservation of highly enriched uranium. Without CMC insulation, highly enriched uranium cannot be placed in a bomb structure because of high radiation. . . .

The Iranian Defence Ministry's front company, Gulf Resources Development Corporation, set up its Dubai subsidiary in 1995. Iran has been using the Dubai-based company for over a decade to procure sensitive precursors for its secret military projects, taking advantage of the port's lax controls, free tax, and convenient banking facilities.

GRDC is not the only Iranian front company operating in Dubai, according to the sources who spoke to Iran Focus. . . .

The chief executive officer of GRDC, Raouf Mashayekh, is an Iranian national based in Dubai. He frequently visits Iran, according to the well-informed sources, for meetings with officials in Iran's military industries, who are his clients.
Just a thought.

H/T Debbie Schussel

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