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Germany seizes motors bound for Iran nuclear plant
German investigators have seized four motors they suspect were about to be illegally exported to Iran for use in its nuclear program. Customs officers found the engines when they raided an unnamed trading company in Hanover on Wednesday.
The motors are believed to have been destined for Iran's Gulf port of Bushehr, where Russia is helping Tehran build a first commercial nuclear reactor.
Prosecutor Manfred Knothe said the export of materials for Iranian power plants needs government approval, which had not been given in this case. The offence carries a jail term of up to five
The U.S. says Iran is pursuing nuclear energy as a cover for programs to develop a nuclear weapons capability. Tehran denies the charges.