Canadian gets four years on Iran nuke charges - Macleans.ca
 

Canadian gets four years on Iran nuke charges

Torontonian was “wilfully blind” to their banned use, says judge


 

Mahmoud Yadegari, the Toronto man caught trying to send embargoed nuclear equipment to Iran, has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison. Yadegari, 37, is the first Canadian convicted under the Nuclear Safety Act, as well as special regulations under the United Nations Act intended to stop Iran from getting the Bomb. RMCP, prosecutors and border services officials were pleased with the sentence, saying it sends a strong message to the burgeoning network of agents attempting to make money by supplying Iran’s nuclear program. Yadegari had purchased a shipment of 10 pressure transducers—a high-pressure gauge that can be used in centrifuges that enrich uranium—from the Canadian distributor of a Massachusetts-based company and tried to send two of them to Iran, via the United Arab Emirates. In doing so, he breached international covenants, along with a host of domestic export rules. The question now is whether Yadegari will face prosecution in the United States, where he made similar attempts to acquire the devices, in some cases lying about their end user and using fake documentation.

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  1. Glad to see the justice system works just fine.

  2. Bulshitt Baffles brains and our Laws are open to interpretation and at each and every whimsicle politician who decides we alone know what is in the publics best interest including lies made truth through ministerial debauchery!

  3. Justice seems to work. The main concern is the undercover police work that must be increased exponentially if the free world is to be protected. By the way, after serving time in Canada, Mahmoud must be extradited to U.S. where he will have to stand trial and, if guilty, serve time in an American jail.

  4. Mr. Yadegari was trying to help Iran get an atomic bomb. He should be put up against a wall and shot – not twelve years from now, but tomorrow. That bomb he was helping to make is earmarked for Tel-Aviv, isn't it. This guy is a would-be mass-murderer. I hope, when the time for him to face charges in the United States, that there is a Republican in the White House.

  5. 4 cheesy years for something that would have changed the balance of power in the middle east and perhaps kill millions? What a JOKE of a sentence, he'll be back out (soon) to try it again somehow. He wanted to get rich quick apparently.. I'd give him 25 to life, or go with Nestor's Idea, GLOCK GLOCK!!

    • If it is indeed true that he must stand trial in the U.S, and is found guilty hopefully he won't see the light of day ever again…….