Swede convicted of dual-use nuke exports to Iran
Published: 06 Feb 2013 11:58 GMT+01:00
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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 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.
Dual-use refers to technology that can be used in a nuclear programme even though it ordinarily employed in other industries.