Monday, October 18, 2010

Chinese firms bypass sanctions on Iran, U.S. says

This is why sanctions do not work, how can you enforce them when you have large countries like China turning their proverbial blind eye to them whenever and however they can !

China has never been to serious about sanctions on Iran.

The Washington post
The Obama administration has concluded that Chinese firms are helping Iran to improve its missile technology and develop nuclear weapons, and has asked China to stop such activity, a senior U.S. official said.

During a visit to Beijing last month, a delegation led by Robert J. Einhorn, the State Department's special adviser for nonproliferation and arms control, handed a "significant list" of companies and banks to their Chinese counterparts, according to the senior U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive issue in U.S.-Chinese relations. The official said the Obama administration thinks that the companies are violating U.N. sanctions, but that China did not authorize their activities.

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