Eddie Johansson

Also Known As: 

Hojat Nagash Souratgar

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Exporting Country: 


37-year-old Swede of Iranian origin who reportedly arranged the purchase of 44 high-voltage switches that can be used to trigger a nuclear explosion from a German company, Behlke Electronic GmbH in fall 2002; reportedly according to German customs investigators, the switches were destined for Tehran; reportedly, in order to avoid German dual-use technology regulation, Johansson arranged for the switches to be delivered to a German address; reportedly was assisted by Harold Hemming and Eva-Marie Hack in his attempt to acquire the switches; the switches were reportedly seized by German customs agents, but Johansson reportedly managed to leave Germany before being detained; reportedly affiliated with MSD Electronics Industries.

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

July 22, 2004