Nuclear energy

Belgian company sent uranium to Iran

Published on 11 November 2010 at 11:54

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“Belgian company exported uranium to Iran,” headlines De Standaard. The daily reports that two court actions have been filed against companies (whose identities have not been revealed) for exporting depleted uranium – that could be used to produce casings for nuclear weapons – and zirconium, which is used in nuclear power stations and the production of conventional bombs without the necessary authorisation. Shipments of these products were delivered to Iran at a time when the country is subject to international sanctions, reinforced in June of this year. The daily notes that embarrassment over the affair has been made more acute by the fact that Belgium is the current holder of the Presidency of the European Union.

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