Siemens denies selling nuclear gear to Iran

2012-09-24 07:29

Tehran - Siemens denied on Sunday that it had sold any nuclear equipment to Iran, after a prominent Iranian lawmaker accused the German firm of selling the country gear that was laced with explosives.

Aladin Borujerdi, who chairs the parliamentary national security and foreign policy commission, said Siemens had sold Iran equipment for its nuclear programme that contained mini-explosives, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

"Intelligence-security apparatus succeeded in discovering explosives in equipment which were provided to us for our nuclear activities," Borujerdi said in an interview with parliament's Icana news website.

"The explosives were to blow up when activated to disrupt the whole system. Domestic experts nullified the plot of the enemy, however," he was quoted as saying by Icana.

"The company Siemens, which provided this equipment, must answer for its action," he said.

Siemens spokesperson Alexander Machowetz categorically denied the charge, saying: "Siemens maintains no business dealings to the Iranian nuclear programme and delivers no equipment to this end."

Iran often alleges sabotage attempts by Western or Israeli intelligence services, but provides little in the way of evidence.

The Islamic republic, however, has suffered the assassination of four of its nuclear scientists in the past two years - attacks it has blamed on Israel, the United States and Britain.

It has also been targeted by sophisticated computer viruses, such as Stuxnet and Flame, that have spied on its activities or wiped out data related to its controversial nuclear programme.

Tehran maintains the programme is for peaceful purposes, but Western powers accuse it of seeking to develop nuclear weapons.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-24 07:43

    A week ago these same guys admitted to lying about their program to mislead "spies". How do we know if they are lying now to destabilize a company? Iran and their leader I'm-a-dinner-jacket can't be trusted...

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-24 09:17

    The irony of an attack on Iran is this,that itl lead to the launch of a nuclear weapon in any case.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-24 09:17

    The irony of an attack on Iran is this,that itl lead to the launch of a nuclear weapon in any case.

  • braamc - 2012-09-24 10:24

    Sure it is not from this cANCer government?

  • joseph.motloung.3 - 2012-09-24 11:54

    This is an act of terrorism against a sovereign country by the western imperialists. The Europeans apparently have no problem with a nuclear bomb in the hands of the world's most murderous regime the Neo-Nazi zionist regime which has a history of war and aggression against other nations but they have a problem with such a bomb in the hands of a clear thinking civilized state like the Islamic Republic. They say that the Islamic republic will bomb the zionist regime once it gets the bomb. If Iran wanted to bomb the zionists they would have done that long ago. The Iranian made Shahab 3 missile has a range of 3000km and the zionist regime is within 2000km from the Islamic Republic. They wouldn't need a nuclear bomb to attack the blood thirsty mongrels from Tel Aviv

      raffick.khan.7 - 2012-09-24 16:50

      this is for delisionbuster I hope you have the ba..lls to make this comment without using an alias.GIVE YOUR DETAILS AND REPEAT THE COMMENT YOU COWARD.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-24 19:12

      Booooooring, stale and wrong. Again.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-24 19:13

      The Iranian regime adjusts elections to hold onto power. It has stolen the Iranian government from the Iranian people. It funds the Jihadist movement that has killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of innocent people, mainly Muslims in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere. It is supporting Bashar Assad's brutal oppression of Syrians wanting nothing more than the right to vote. It supports the stoning of women. It openly calls for the elimination of Israel and denies the Holocaust, the single biggest attempt at human genocide in human history: six million people killed. It is dishonest, highly repressive, and self-serving at the expense of the Iranian people and humanity. It's days are numbered, and it knows this. That is why it is making a dash for nuclear weapons. If you were truly against "imperialism" you'd be opposing the Iranian regime, not enabling it.

      insawf.londt - 2012-09-24 19:17

      fred the chauvinist, i see you and salma is having a love hate fling

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