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Monday, September 24, 2012

''Siemens and Iran: A checkered past''

From Haaretz

''Siemens has been key to the Iranian regime not just in pursuing its nuclear ambitions. It has also been key in huge infrastructure deals, and its subsidiary Nokia-Siemens Networks has been accused by Iranian human rights activists of supplying the Islamic Republic with the apparatus to spy on opposition members' phone calls and social networking during the Green Revolution. The company tried to deflect these accusations but by the end of 2011, Nokia-Siemens admitted that international sanctions were making"it almost impossible for Nokia Siemens Networks to do business with Iranian customers."

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