The Buraeu of Industry and Security is said to be investigating the US-based company Pelogy over allegations that they attempted to purchase potential “dual use” items to be exported to Israel and India, potentially for use in their nuclear weapons programs.
The buraeu so far has not offered any particular information into the exact types of equipment acquired and Israel has declined official comment in the ongoing investigation, but they appear to have been related to creating nuclear weapons and missiles.
Without further information it is impossible to determine if the goods could have theoretically been exported with the proper licenses, but it does appear that the group attempted to circumvent obtaining any licenses at all for the exports.
The items’ potential use in nuclear weapons programs is particularly serious in the case of both Israel and India, as neither is a signatory of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Tacit US support for the nuclear weapons of both nations is already a serious issue internationally, and the prospect that the US is struggling with its own export controls would be particularly embarrassing at a time when they are making so much of “dual use” technology falling into the hands of enemy nations.
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