Singapore national extradited to U.S. for “illegally” exporting radio equipment to Iran

Apr 03
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Singaporean Lim Yong Nam arrested for illegally exporting bombing devices to Iran
Singaporean Lim Yong Nam arrested for illegally exporting bombing devices to Iran

By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Sunday, 3 April 2016

These devices were used for bombing attacks in Iraq

Indonesia has extradited a Singapore national to the U.S. on charges of illegally exporting U.S.-made radio equipment to Iran back in 2011. This fugitive, identified as Lim Yong Nam, arrested in Batam Island of Indonesia, has been in detention since October 2014. This Singapore national has been accused of sending 6,000 radio wave transmitters to Iran. Charges were raised by the U.S. Justice Department as American investigators learned Lim and three other men from Singapore were illegally sending radio wave transmitters from a company in Minnesota (U.S.) to Iran.

It has become clear these devices can be used to code messages and also transmit wireless data to a range of up to 65 kilometers. The U.S. has said 16 such transmitters were used in advanced improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

It is worth noting that following the occupation of Iraq and until U.S. forces were stationed in that country, a large number of U.S. forces were killed at the hands of Iran-built directed IEDs used by affiliated Shiite militias in Iraq. Anyhow, the U.S. never took any tangible action regarding Iran’s terrorist activity in Iraq to target Tehran and its affiliated terrorist groups.

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