Sunday, February 19, 2006

German Companies Probed Over Ties To Iran Nuclear Program

Several German companies are under investigation for alleged involvement in Iran's disputed nuclear program, a German magazine reported. Police searched the premises of eight firms as well as private homes as part of the investigation, the Spiegel weekly said in an article released ahead of its publication on Monday.
Horst Salzmann, a spokesman for federal prosecutors, declined to comment on the report. According to Spiegel, one firm from Cologne was involved in a planned delivery to Iran of equipment to detect radiation contamination on clothes and human skin.