• Sweden edition
 
Swede convicted of dual-use nuke exports to Iran

Swede convicted of dual-use nuke exports to Iran

Published: 06 Feb 2013 11:58 GMT+01:00
Updated: 06 Feb 2013 11:58 GMT+01:00

In an email to his customer in Iran, the 31-year-old man wrote that the producers of the two valves at the centre of the case were not aware of where they were going to be sent.

The court in Lund, southern Sweden, therefore ruled that he had knowingly sent the technology to Iran, which faces several trade restrictions due to concerns from the international community that the country is planning to develop a nuclear arsenal.

The man does not face jail time, as the court issued a suspended sentence because he has no previous criminal record, nor was he deemed likely to re-offend.

Swedish customs officials discovered the shipment in 2011. It was then on its way to Dubai, allegedly to throw off the scent of its real destination.

Analysts say that the non-corrosive valves can be used in the oil and gas industry, but that the equipment is of such high quality that it is unlikely they would be used for anything but uranium enrichment.

Dual-use refers to technology that can be used in a nuclear programme even though it ordinarily employed in other industries.

TT/AFP/The Local/at

Follow The Local on Twitter

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

15:06 February 6, 2013 by underskyofsweden
The court in Lund, southern Sweden, therefore ruled that he had knowingly sent the technology to Iran, which faces several trade restrictions due to concerns from the "international community" that the country is planning to develop a nuclear arsenal.

Please tell me what you mean by INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY?! Is it International community of USA and ISRAEL which other European countries ONLY follow their orders without any sense of understanding?!!! Come on man! This propaganda is only to target OIL wells of Iran after Iraq and Afghanistan and of course people are the real victims...
15:31 February 6, 2013 by bourgeoisieboheme
Target oil wells? So tell me then brainiac, how much oil did American get from Afghanistan? Also, since you are an astute observer of the petroleum industry, then you must know how many American oil companies bid for Iraqi oil fields since 2003.

The answer to both of those questions is ZERO.

Be more creative in the future with your assertions on while America went after Iraq and Afghanistan. You are accusing the article of propaganda when you yourself are swayed by a different propaganda at the same time. Calling the kettle black eh?
16:16 February 6, 2013 by Bilal Ajmal Khan
#2

Exxon Mobil

Occidental Petroleum

Murphy Oil

Marathon Oil

well....these are some of the foreign companies who were bidding for oil projects in Iraq post 2003, And of course these are just a few names in the long list of foreign oil companies.

Now of course when you fight a multibliion dollar war, oil cannot be just the only benefit.

About Afganistan, oil is not the only natural resource that we use....
16:19 February 6, 2013 by skatty
@bourgeoisieboheme #2

And where did you get the ZERO! Of course it's for oil, controlling the oil and oil reserves. The military attack on Afghanistan (war on terror) gave the Washington the pretext for a huge pentagon budget increase and building a ring of permanent U.S military bases from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan (deep inside former Soviet Union territory). The removal of Taliban also gave the U.S. to distribute heroin in the world (managed by CIA).

The only region of the world which still has significant undeveloped oil at low cost is in the Middle East (65% or more of the world's remaining oil reserves).

As it has been mentioned by William Engdahl in his book "a century of war: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order":

"At the start of the new millennium, the U.S held a near monopoly on military technology and might. It commanded the world's reserve currency and with it was able to control the assets of much of the industrial world. Following the occupation of the oil field of Iraq, one power, The U.S now commanded a near monopoly on future energy resources. The Pentagon had a term for it 'full spectrum dominance.' It meant that the U.S should control military, economic and political developments, everywhere."
17:14 February 6, 2013 by Iraniboy
What a disgrace! Of course he had to hide it! Every Iranian knows that exporting a pack of Yoyo to Iran should be hidden too. It doesn't mean it is related to Nuclear programme! It is due to illogical and barbaric full export ban to Iran that everything should be so hidden!
22:04 February 6, 2013 by calebian22
Sure thing Iraniboy. Why don't you go back to Iran, that way when Israel bombs your country off the planet, you will no longer be around to make stupid comments.
23:05 February 6, 2013 by Iraniboy
@ calebian22

I prefer and encouraged to live in Sweden because the number of mentally challenged people like you are high in Israel, Iran and similar countries!
06:36 February 7, 2013 by calebian22
Iraniboy,

I have been around long enough on these forums to know your ilk, and you know mine. We have chosen our sides. Good luck on the losing end.
08:38 February 7, 2013 by Iraniboy
@calebian22

That's the main problem of people like you! You choose sides rather than being critical and engaging your own brain for analysis and decision taking.
Today's headlines
Grounded flights strand Swedes in Tel Aviv
Photo: Matt Rourke/TT

Grounded flights strand Swedes in Tel Aviv

UPDATE: About 270 passengers planning to fly to Stockholm are still stranded in Tel Aviv, and airlines have stated that flights will likely be grounded on Thursday as well. READ  

The Local List
Top ten: Swedish taboos
The butter knife is for butter. Photo: Mats Sandelin/TT

Top ten: Swedish taboos

From standing in line to taking your hols in the off-season, Sweden is a society with customs and faux pas, the Danes might say taboos. Here is a list of ten to watch out for. READ  

Fears mount for Swede kidnapped in Ukraine
A tank in Horlivka. Photo: Dmitry Lovetsky/TT

Fears mount for Swede kidnapped in Ukraine

A mediator who handles prisoner exchanges between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels said on Wednesday that he feared for the life of a kidnapped Swede. READ  

Vattenfall cuts losses despite 'tough market'
Photo: TT

Vattenfall cuts losses despite 'tough market'

Swedish power group Vattenfall said on Wednesday that second quarter losses had been cut despite trying market conditions, forecasting that energy prices were unlikely to recover in the "foreseeable future". READ  

Swedes 'most beautiful' in the Nordics
Swedish actors Peter Johansson, Anna Sahlin and Måns Zelmerlöw. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Swedes 'most beautiful' in the Nordics

Who is the fairest of them all? Swedes are, according to the rest of the Nordic nations in a recent survey. READ  

My Swedish Career
American teams up with Swede to beat cancer
Matthew Volsky holding the Gynocoular colposcope which is used for screening cervical cancer. Photo: Gynocoular

American teams up with Swede to beat cancer

When Matthew Volsky first came to Sweden he didn't think he would stick around. Six years and a pioneering invention later he tells The Local about the medical device which is helping save lives around the world. READ  

Swedish organic sales enjoy 'amazing' growth
Arla organic milk. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Swedish organic sales enjoy 'amazing' growth

Swedes are spending more and more of their food budget on organic foodstuffs, with major supermarkets reporting double digit increases, according to new statistics. READ  

Swedish police warn of rogue pregnant cow
The cow pictured is not the one in the story, and presumably not cranky. Photo: Mike Groll/TT

Swedish police warn of rogue pregnant cow

Police in southern Sweden have issued a public warning about a pregnant cow on the loose, after two people were sent to the hospital after a hustle with the heifer. READ  

Sweden demands EU clarity on Bitcoin tax
Photo: Mark Lennihan/TT

Sweden demands EU clarity on Bitcoin tax

With EU countries' treatment of Bitcoin varying vastly, Sweden has asked for clear EU rules stipulating whether or not the cryptocurrency should be taxed. READ  

Google in failed bid for Sweden's Spotify
Photo: Spotify

Google in failed bid for Sweden's Spotify

US Internet giant Google tried last year to buy Sweden-based streaming music service Spotify, but pulled out due to the beefed-up price tag, according to a media report on Tuesday. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
National
Swedish cops elect not to shoot 'angry elks'
Business & Money
New alcohol retail rules threaten micro-breweries
Gallery
People-watching Båstad
Business & Money
Sweden falls to third in global innovation index
Society
Swedish ornithologists keep webcam watch
Blog updates

22 July

Det (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hej! “Det” is a personal pronoun that can be used in many ways, and it might me confusing if you always translate “det” to English “it”. In this article I will do my best to guide you to how to use “det”. Det replacing a word, a phrase or a clause Let us begin with the less confusing..." READ »

 

22 July

PROTECTING GIRLS FROM ABUSE OF THEIR RIGHTS (The Diplomatic Dispatch) »

"Today (22 July) my Prime Minister, David Cameron, and UNICEF, are hosting the world’s first #GirlSummit in London. The Summit’s aim is to mobilise domestic and international efforts to end the appalling practices of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Early Forced Marriage (CEFM). This is a high priority for the UK government and the Prime..." READ »

 
 
 
Photo: Andreas Nordström/Image Bank Sweden
Gallery
Top ten Swedish beach hot spots
Tech
Swedish Wiki vet sets new content record
Photo: Fastighetsbyrån
Lifestyle
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Photo: Finest.se
Gallery
People-watching July 15-16
Photo: Ola Ericson/Image Bank Sweden
Society
What's On in Sweden
Photo: Lisa Mikulski
National
Hope springs eternal for expat pet shop owner
Gallery
Princess Estelle steals limelight at mum's birthday
National
Swedes risk infants' lives by covering up prams
National
Swede runs for office just using Bitcoin funds
Gallery
People-watching July 11-13
National
Malmö mayor slams Danish beggar ban
National
Swedish anti-abortion midwife sues county
National
Swede's salary chopped for Facebook use
National
Northern Sweden warmest in 90 years
Gallery
'Victoria Day': Crown Princess Victoria turns 37
Politics
Mona Sahlin to fight extremism in Sweden
National
EU tells Sweden to cover up snus flavours
Society
Swede snags assassin role in Tom Cruise film
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Your finances in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Housing in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

702
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se