August 9, 1993 |
The United States has stopped a Chinese ship from delivering chemical weapon ingredients to Iran, U.S. officials said. However, China disputed the U.S. report. Foreign Ministry officials said in Beijing that an investigation has found the weapon allegations to be groundless. They suggested the two sides jointly inspect the ship. Its current location was not given.
July 2, 1989 |
An Iran-bound ship believed to be carrying a chemical used to make deadly mustard gas docked here Saturday, sources said. West German television said it would be stopped before reaching Iran. Iran's Tehran Radio on Saturday denied that the shipment, which is at the center of a chemical weapons scandal in West Germany, is bound for Iran. The West German-flagged Seacrest Pioneer docked in Dubai after leaving Bombay, India, Dubai-based shipping sources said.
January 25, 1997 |
An Irvine man and his business partner were arrested Friday on suspicion of conspiring to ship chemicals that could be used to make nerve gas to Iran, in violation of the U.S. trade embargo. Prosecutors said Abdol Hamid Rashidian, an Iranian citizen living in Irvine, and Henry Joseph Trojack of Las Vegas conspired to ship impregnated alumina.
January 31, 1989 |
American investigators, in a crackdown on U.S. exporters who supply chemical weapons components to Third World countries, on Monday charged a New Jersey man and a Dutch businessman with seven criminal counts each for allegedly selling thiodiglycol, a major ingredient of mustard gas, to Iran and Iraq. U.S. Atty. Breckinridge L. Willcox also announced that Alcolac International Inc., a Baltimore manufacturer of the chemical, will plead guilty to violating a U.S.
January 29, 1989 |
Iran stockpiled chemicals used to make poison gas through secret purchases from West German, Greek, U.S. and Singapore firms, the New York Times, quoting U.S. officials and court records, reported in today's editions. The illegal purchases began during the last months of the Iran-Iraq War, according to the newspaper, and continued despite the cease-fire agreed to last August. Although U.S.
January 30, 1989 |
A senior Foreign Ministry official promised here Sunday that the Bonn government will investigate new charges that West German firms helped supply Iran with materials for the manufacture of chemical weapons. Previously, West German companies have been implicated in helping design and construct, as well as supply, suspected poison gas factories in Iraq and Libya. The official, Helmut Schaefer, a deputy foreign minister, was attending a defense symposium here when asked about U.S.