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Spain: 2 Arrested Over Iran Nuke Exports

Authorities in Spain have arrested two men on suspicion of trying to deliver to Iran materials that could be used in the Islamic republic’s nuclear program.

The Interior Ministry said authorities also seized equipment made by a Spanish company, including corrosion-resistant valves, that could be used for nuclear work. Documents and computer information were also seized.

The statement said authorities had “dismantled" a ring involved in trafficking material for Iran's nuclear program.

Officials said a truck carrying the equipment was stopped in northern Spain on January 9.

The Interior Ministry said the Spanish company at the center of the allegations "used false companies in the United Arab Emirates” to carry out illegal deliveries of equipment.

It said the company had commercial links with Iranian firms suspected of having connections with Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran is facing an array of international sanctions over its nuclear program. Tehran denies the program is aimed at developing nuclear weapons.

Based on reporting from Reuters and AP