Germany Charges Four Over Iran Nuclear Equipment Sales

April 29, 2013


Agence France-Presse

Four men were charged in Hamburg, Germany for exporting dual-use equipment to Iran.  From 2010 to 2011, the four men, referred to in court documents only as Kianzad Ka., Gholamali Ka., Hamid Kh., and Rudolf M., shipped German and Indian-origin valves that can be used in heavy water reactors to Iran, via several Asian countries.  According to the charges, some of the valves were manufactured by a company in the German state of Thuringia owned by Rudolf M.