No doubt it was all nuclear material of peace. “Canada jails man for nuclear exports to Iran,” from al-Arabiya, July 30:
A Canadian man convicted of trying to send nuclear technology to his native Iran has been sentenced to 20 months in prison.
In addition to his 20 months in jail, the Ontario Court of Justice sentenced Mahmoud Yadegar to another 15.5 months of pre-sentence custody, Canada’s public prosecution service said in a statement.
“Because the court granted double credit for pre-sentence custody, this amounts to a four-year, three-month sentence,” the statement read.
He was found guilty on July 6 of nine out of 10 charges, including offences under the Customs Act, the United Nations Act, and the Criminal Code
Prosecutors were seeking 6.5 years prison for Yadegari, 37, who was born in Iran but has been living in Canada since 1988.
On March 4, 2009, Yadegari “attempted to export controlled material to Iran” via Dubai, read the statement.
“The goods, known as pressure transducers, are subject to a United Nations embargo on nuclear-related exports to Iran.”
The items, it said, “are also on Canada’s Export Control List.”…