Everytime you say MEELLION...
...a puppy dies.
The US State Department has offered a $5m bounty for information leading to the arrest of Chinese businessman Li Fangwei for his alleged role as a major supplier of ballistic missile technology to Iran. The latest efforts are part of a major push by the Treasury, Justice, Commerce and State departments to get their hands on Li …
Probably not seeing as it is doubtful he got either to his position or his hands on such tech without the complicity of senior Chinese Communists. And seeing as Communism is all about applying the rules equally, just some people are more equal than others.....
In respect to other 'laws', China is supposedly committed to the UN Sanctions program, including UN SCR 1747 (general arms embargo on Iran) and 1929 (ballistic missile specific). Of yourself, they (allegedly) normally just get round such sanctions by letting the Norks do their dirty work, so I'm guessing Mr Fangwei was just the conduit used by the Chinese.
All US interest. Even though the 'laws' are international they still can't be bothered to even attempt to phrase anything within the 'International Community' (of right-think).
It's Me Me Me as usual. Sounds more like a pretext to tie Iran together with China though so a new uber-evil empire can be created in the 'Hearts and Minds', blah blah blah.
I do hope the Chinese guy has a Hollowed Out Volcano or an Undersea base, though. For real. That would be most excellent.
The US, like a fading star, makes a lot of noise and generally disrupts life.
Who gave it permission to inflict it's self-serving laws on other countries?
At one time the US was the source of many technical components but, as in so many things, it has delegated it's manufacturing to other countries - so it can make more money. Not all countries agree with the supposition that the US and a few buddies can be the ONLY owners of nuclear weapons.
Iran is exercising it's sovereign right. Pakistan is one of the four nuclear armed states (together with India, Israel, and North Korea) who are not, shock and horror, parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Let the US force Israel into compliance and others might follow, too.
“IEEPA makes it a crime to wilfully violate US sanctions on designated countries such as Iran. Individuals and companies who evade US sanctions and misuse our banking system to further their illegal activity not only undermine the integrity of our financial markets but also threaten US national security interests.”
As Eric Daniels was in charge of Lloyds when they were running the Tehran Strip Club can we expect to see him wearing an orange jump suit by this time tomorrow ?
The agreement not to prosecute wouldn't have anything to do with him agreeing to buy that barrel of donkey **** that was HBOS over a weekend without any due diligence just because the PM at the time asked him to ?
The Feds probably asked this guy to bail out GM again and he refused, now he has a price on his head.
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