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2018-03-23 Europe
Germany Selling Iran Chemical Weapons Tech, Boosting Anti-Israel Efforts as U.S. Dems Block Trump Ambassador
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Posted by gorb 2018-03-23 13:03|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6469 views ]  Top

#1 Whoops, I forgot to put this on Page 2.
Posted by gorb 2018-03-23 13:45||   2018-03-23 13:45|| Front Page Top

#2 done
Posted by Frank G 2018-03-23 14:01||   2018-03-23 14:01|| Front Page Top

#3 Had it not been for German and Swiss laboratory instruments and tools, Saddam would have had none at all. Agricultural (tomato blight) research simply had to continue.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-03-23 14:36||   2018-03-23 14:36|| Front Page Top

#4  steeped in the State Department culture,

I think we've found the problem.
Posted by AlanC 2018-03-23 15:08||   2018-03-23 15:08|| Front Page Top

#5 "Chemical Weapons Tech"

The company Krempel has sold Krempel ‚ÄěPressspan PSP 3040 to two small trading companies in Iran.

This material is used particularly in small motors for household appliances and automotive applications.

The material was not on the list of "dual use material" for which previous authorization is necessary.

BAFA (The Federal Authority for Export Control) has this to say about the material:

In current press reports on "German components in Assad's poison gas rockets" it is stated that BAFA has issued export licenses for the material "Pressspan PSP 3040" for delivery to Iran. The material is also referred to as dual-use goods.

These statements are false.

It is inaccurate that BAFA has issued individual export licenses for pressboard.

It is also unfounded that Pressspan "PSP 3040" is a dual-use product subject to approval. It is true that particleboard is neither an armament good, nor a dual-use good, nor is it subject to Iran-specific embargo regulations.

It is a common standard material used, among other things, in electrical machine construction. The starting material is pulp, which is processed in a process similar to paper production. Comparable products made of cellulose are diapers and coffee filters. Differences in use are only gradual due to the different compaction of the material and the layer thickness. However, these differences are irrelevant with regard to the lack of criticality.

The production of the standard material pressboard is possible worldwide without special know-how. The material is freely available on the world market.

BAFA has confirmed to Krempel GmbH that the export of the material is not subject to approval only with regard to the stated civilian use in Iran for end use by the named consignees.

In the course of the plausibility check, there were no indications of any use of the material for possible missile construction in Iran or of any intended further delivery or even use in connection with the use of chemical weapons.
Due to the worldwide availability of commercially available material, the BAFA cannot confirm clear conclusions on the origin and "delivery routes" of the pressboard or the rockets themselves.

The BAFA confirms to inquiring companies by means of so-called "zero notices" that the respective goods which they wish to export to a country or to a consignee are not subject to approval.
Posted by European Conservative 2018-03-23 15:52||   2018-03-23 15:52|| Front Page Top

Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-03-23 16:01||   2018-03-23 16:01|| Front Page Top

#7 And your point?
Posted by European Conservative 2018-03-23 16:27||   2018-03-23 16:27|| Front Page Top

Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-03-23 16:35||   2018-03-23 16:35|| Front Page Top

#9 How about trying to debate?

The company basically exported paper, which is on no dual use list worldwide.
Posted by European Conservative 2018-03-23 16:38||   2018-03-23 16:38|| Front Page Top

#10 I agree, debate, not snark at the personal level. This isn't Ari$, thank God, when I was so very guilty, oh so guilty :-)
Posted by Frank G 2018-03-23 21:37||   2018-03-23 21:37|| Front Page Top

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