KUWAIT CITY, Nov 26: More details have emerged in the money-laundering case in which an unidentified Kuwaiti MP from First Constituency is said to be involved, reports Al-Jarida daily. The MP is accused of supporting Iran’s nuclear program through money-laundering operations.
Sources say a Kuwaiti company in which the MP has business interests has ties with a group of companies, one of which was founded in Iran and whose accounts and assets were frozen by the US Treasury Department.
In an official letter addressed to the US Department of Defense, the US Senate warned against dealing with the Kuwaiti company which has logistics contracts with the ministry. US Senator Mark Kirk, in his letter to former defense secretary Robert Gates issued on May 26, 2011, said: ‘According to information and evidence we have, the Kuwaiti company, which recently won a contract for defense logistics of US Army, has a history of suspicious transactions with the Iranian government and private sector institutions. The company is said to have operated at the designated ports used in the Iranian nuclear program and for ships controlled and specified by the government of the United States. Moreover, there is evidence to the effect that the Kuwaiti company is participating in the joint venture to help Iran evade sanctions and acquire weapons of mass destruction.”
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