Germany may have blocked Iran nuclear shipment
Jerusalem Post

BERLIN – Customs officials arrested German businessmen in a German airport recently on their way to deliver unlawful nuclear technology for the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

However, Rüdiger Hagen, a spokesman for the German customs control agency’s criminal division, told The Jerusalem Post there was “no ongoing investigation that can be attributed to” Bushehr, the city on the southwestern coast of Iran where a nuclear power plant is being built in cooperation with Russia.

Reuters cited unnamed Western diplomats on Thursday as saying, “The arrests had infuriated Russia, which complained to members of the UN Security Council’s Iran sanctions committee.”

Ruslan Bakhtin, a spokesman for the Russian mission to the United Nations in New York, told the Post he had “no comment” on the media reports.

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