My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, April 17, 2009

Yes, but who was trying to import???

I think it's great they stopped this guy....but I'd like to know more about who in Iran was importing...
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Mahmoud Yadegari had attempted to obtain pressure transducers, devices that are used to make enriched uranium but can also have military applications.

"The declared point of destination was Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. However, we have evidence to support the fact that its ultimate destination was Iran," police Inspector Greg Johnson told a televised news conference in Milton, Ontario.

He said Yadegari had been charged under a United Nations act limiting exports to Iran, which is under heavy international pressure to halt its nuclear program.

Foreign analysts believe Tehran has yet to prove that it has mastered industrial-scale enrichment of uranium, the key to making fuel in large, usable quantities.

Iran has slowly expanded its Natanz uranium enrichment plant in defiance of United Nations resolutions demanding it stop over concerns Tehran's goal is production of atom bombs.

Iran denies it wants to make nuclear weapons and says the program is aimed at generating electricity.

The Mounties said Yadegari had tried to obtain the transducers from the United States and also attempted to conceal the fact he planned to ship them to Iran without a permit. The devices are controlled items and there are restrictions on where they can be exported.

Yadegari, who is in jail pending a bail hearing, was arrested after a joint operation of Canadian and US authorities.


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