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Two different cases, Yadegari and Amiri

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on July 7, 2010

An Ontario judge found Mahmoud Yadegari guilty of attempting to export pressure transducers, which can be used in the building of both nuclear plants and weapons, according to Canada’s Public Prosecutors Service.

Yadegari, 36, was arrested last year on a variety of charges, including violating Canada’s agreements banning exports of technology prohibited under United Nations sanctions aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program.

Yadegari, a businessman who had immigrated to Canada from Iran, faces a prison term of up to 10 year years and fines of up to C$500,000 (313,200 pounds). He will be sentenced on July 29.

On the other hand, Iran has summoned the Swiss charge d’affaires to protest the “abduction” of a nuclear scientist by US intelligence agents, state television’s website reported on Wednesday.

The Swiss mission in Tehran handles US interests as Washington has had no diplomatic ties with Iran for more than 30 years.

“The Swiss charge d’affaires (Georg Steiner) was summoned on Tuesday following the release of new documents relating to the abduction of Shahram Amiri by American security forces,” the report said, quoting a foreign ministry statement.

Iran’s foreign ministry said on July 4 it had presented to the Swiss embassy “evidence” that Amiri, who has been missing since last year, was abducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

ABC news in the United States reported in March that Amiri had defected and was working with the CIA. US officials have rejected these allegations.

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