Defense Ministry to probe technology sales to Iran

“We will decide whether to launch investigation based on findings” of initial probe, ministry says; Allot CEO says Bloomberg report contains “critical inaccuracies.”

 The Defense Ministry has launched an initial probe into reports that an Israeli hi-tech company knowingly sold Internet-surveillance equipment through a distributor in Denmark to Iran, the ministry said on Saturday.

“We will decide whether to launch an investigation based on the findings,” the ministry said.

 If launched, the investigation will be led by MALMAB, the Defense Ministry security department.

The probe was launched after Bloomberg reported Friday that Allot Communications Ltd, a company based in Hod Hasharon, sent the surveillance equipment to a Danish distributor which then repackaged the gear and shipped it to Iran.

Allot President and CEO Rami Hadar said the Bloomberg article contained “a number of critical inaccuracies,” but added that the company was exploring measures it could take to better control the final destination… >>>

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