Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Australia Blocks WMD-related Exports to Iran

The lead story in Australian news sources is that the government has employed "special powers" three times to block some exports to Iran.
at least one prohibition notice related to a planned shipment of pumps that could have been used to cool nuclear power plants.
Unlike some countries that pretend to be unsure about whether Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons, the Australian government is apparently convinced.
if you look at the threat to regional and global peace which Iran poses in its current nuclear weapons program there is no alternative other than robust international action including in areas such as this.
It's nice to see that one of our allies is at least willing to take economic measures against its own corporations that want to do business in Iran. 

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