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Secret United Nations Report Shows How Iran Evades Sanctions

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President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Iranian government.

Reuters – A confidential new report by a U.N. panel highlights Iran’s methods of evading sanctions – from concealing titanium tubes inside steel pipes to using its petrochemical industry as a cover to obtain items for a heavy-water nuclear reactor.

The latest report by the U.N. Panel of Experts, which monitors compliance with the Security Council’s sanctions regime on Iran, said Tehran’s attempts to illicitly procure materials for its disputed nuclear and missile programs may have slowed down as it pursues talks on a long-term deal with world powers.

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