Friday, March 18, 2011

Malaysia Seizes Iran-Bound Cargo Ship

Malaysian police today announced that it has seized the cargo of a ship traveling from China to Iran smuggling equipment “that possibly could be used to make nuclear weapons.” National police chief Ismail Omar told reporters the Malaysian-registered cargo ship was seized two weeks ago at a central Malaysia harbor. The Sun newspaper reported Friday that the machineries onboard the ship required a special permit put in place “to curb the trafficking of nuclear weapon components” [AP, 18 March].

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